Month of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship
November 7th to December 5th, 1951.
Poster Number: PP 880
Poster Notes: Depicted next to Stalin is Klement Gottwald (1896-1953), Czechoslovak Communist leader. The white paper reads, Se Sovětským svazem na věčné časy! (With the Soviet Union forever!). From 1935 to 1944, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union signed three treaties of cooperation but after World War II, the Soviets held political claim to much of the nation, and friendship was largely based on Czechoslovakia’s economic dependency on the Soviet Union. This poster highlights the November 7th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. In Czechoslovakia, the anniversary was typically celebrated through the Union of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship and a highlight was a march with participants carrying paper lanterns in a show of solidarity with the Soviet Union. The poster was issued by the Union of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: September, 1951
Technical Information on Poster: Published by the Union of Czechoslovak Soviet Friendship at the Osveta Publishing House, [address] No. 2 Svoboda.
Sources & Citation:
Taborsky, E. (2015). Communism in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1960. Princeton: Princeton University Press (eBook, P. 587, membership 1952)
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Russian Centre for Conservation and Study of Records for Modern History (1994). The Cominform: Minutes of the Three Conferences 1947/1948/1949. Milano: Feltrinelli (P. 733, Union of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship and Stalin)
Catalog Notes: PP 880 Stalin, Sister poster PP 156 Stalin