Translation: Heartfelt Greetings to the Heroes of the Sedov!Read Full Translation...Heartfelt Greetings to the Heroes of the Sedov!
To Moscow, the Kremlin, Comrade Stalin,
Today, January 13, at 12:07, the flagship of the Arctic Fleet, the Josef Stalin, fulfilling the mission of the Party and the government, approached the side of our ship. The drifting of the Sedov, which lasted for 812 days, has been ended.
With a feeling of great joy we met with the Soviet people, who our beloved motherland, our party, government, and you personally, Comrade Stalin, have sent to the highest latitudes of the Arctic, to free us from our icy imprisonment. During the entire period of our drifting, we sensed your constant care, dear Josef Vissarionovich. Not for a single minute did we lose the certainty in the favorable outcome of our icy voyage. We were not afraid of any dangers, we knew . . . [ill.] [Partial translation only]Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 917
Poster Notes: This poster celebrates the 1940 rescue of the crew of the icebreaker "Sedov" who were trapped in polar ice for over 800 days. Unable to be reached, the ship was left to drift at sea and was therefore used as a scientific polar station. The crew was relieved by the Soviet icebreaker "Joseph Stalin".
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow, 7 Stankevich Street
Printer Notes: The Railway industry newspaper was called Gudok, meaning "whistle"
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1940
Editorial Information: Editor N. Vladimiskii; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production and approved for printing January 17, 1940. Format 62x94 [cm] – 1 large sheet;“Art” No. 4618 [Ind.[?] R-2310, Order No. 323. Price 1 ruble.
Print Run: 50,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-23475
Catalog Notes: PP 917 Military b