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Don’t let the fascists escape – destroy the enemy in his lair!

Poster Number: PP 870
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: Sign reads “Unter den Linden”, the major thoroughfare in Berlin, Germany, suggesting the Soviet soldier is in the final push to end the war. While the poster was published in January 1945, Berlin did not fall to the Soviets until that May.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1945
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Submitted] from January 24, 1945. Publication No. 6642. Size 1/2 sheet. Order 299. Price 1 ruble, 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 14016
Catalog Notes: PP 870 WWII b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the photomontage poster artists of the 20th century, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. His prolific career in the Soviet Union began in the 1930s and ended in the 1980s, and his unique artistic style influenced generations of graphic artists. From 1921 to 1929, Viktor Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art, and by 1931 he was working as a professional graphic designer. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage ...
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Printer: Typography named for I.V. Stalin of the Pravda Newspaper, Moscow — Типография газеты правда имен И.В. Сталина, Москва
Pravda (Truth) was the main newspaper of the Communist Party of the USSR until 1991. In publication since 1912, the paper moved its offices to Moscow shortly after the October Revolution. During the mid-1930s, Pravda moved into new offices at 24 Pravda Street in Moscow and it shared offices with the periodicals Trud (Work), Sel’skaia zhizn’ (Village Life), and the youth newspaper Komsomol’skaia Pravda (Komsomol Truth). The lower level of the building housed the printing plant....
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.
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