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Kirov is with us! "In the iron nights of Leningrad, Kirov is walking through the city, and his proud heart is happy that people are so resilient and that the Soviet people keep such a close guard on their motherland."

Poster Number: PP 085
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: Sergei Kirov was leader of the Leningrad Communist Party. He was assassinated in 1934. On the poster he's illustrated along side the Narva Triumphal Arch in Leningrad. The arch was erected in 1814 to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon Bonaparte.
Media Size: 35.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1944
Editorial Information: Editor N. Tikhonov
Technical Information on Poster: No. 2779; Order 2990; Price 4 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: M 04428
Catalog Notes: PP 085 World War II b
Artist: Gordon, Mikhail Abramovich — Гордон, Михаил Абрамович
Mikhail Abramovich Gordon completed his training as an artist at the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1936. While in Moscow, he worked on exhibits at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VSKhV), a forerunner to the All-Union Exhibition of National Economy (VDNKh). In addition, his work appeared as part of the Soviet exhibit at the 1937 Paris International Exposition. Returning to the Soviet Union at the end of the 1930s, Gordon prepared the Leningrad streets for the celebrations honoring the ...
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Printer: LT UN-9, Leningrad — ЛТ УН-9 (Типография No. 9 Управления издательств и полиграфии Исполкома Ленгорсовета)
LT UN-9 was the abbreviation for the Printing House No. 9 of the Publishing and Printing Department of the Executive Committee of the Leningrad City Council. Research suggests the LT naming convention began during World War II and it was accorded to at least ten printers in Leningrad. For example, Printing House No. 1 (LT UN-1) was located at 57 Fontanka Embankment.
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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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