Long live the friendship of the peoples of the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic!

Poster Number: PP 187
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Poster is in German and Russian languages. The message of the poster is cooperation and friendship between the USSR and East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR))
Media Size: 41x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1958
Editorial Information: Editor M. Dmitrieva
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] July 19, 1958; Publication No. 1-912; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 1041; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh06062
Catalog Notes: PP 187 Cold War b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat of Sovnarkhoz of the RSFSR, Kalinin —

The Poligrafkombinat (printing plant) of Kalinin was the printer for Sovnarkhoz RSFSR (Regional Council of National Economy of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic) and it was located in the city of Kalinin (now, Tver) northwest of Moscow. The printer was situated in Kalinin at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street).

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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