Translation: Hold the Colonizers to Account!
Poster Number: PP 882
Category: Cold War
Artist: Volikov, Vadim Petrovich — Воликов, Вадим Петрович
Poster Notes: On the placard the reference to "Lumumba" is Patrice Émery Lumumba, Congolese independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He maintained close relations with the Soviet Union. The reference to "Hammarskjöld" is Swedish economist and diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. The helmet band of the U.S. soldier reads "Colonialism". Russian slogans: Freedom for Africa; Down with Colonialism.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography Workshop was a contract printer for Gospolitizdat (State Publishing House of Political Literature) and the foremost publisher of political propaganda material in the USSR. It was called "Partizdat" from the 1930s to the 1940s and then, it was re-named Politizdat in the 1960s. Krasnii Proletarii Typolithography began under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded it as the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor V. Rukavishnikov
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1-664. February 27, 1961. Size 1 large sheet. Order 2458. Price 10 kopeks.
Print Run: 40,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A 04323
Catalog Notes: PP 882 Cold War b