Glory to the great Chinese people who gained freedom, independence and happiness!

Poster Number: PP 080
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Poster was issued the same month as the declaration of the naming of Nationalist-controlled Taiwan and as Mainland China's proclamation of a "People's Republic". Soviet-Chinese relations broke down in the 1960s.
Media Size: 39x26.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor V. Bespalova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] December 2, 1949; Publication No. 8868; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 7169; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A16261
Catalog Notes: PP 080 Cold War b
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