Forward to Communism!

Poster Number: PP 209
Category: Lenin
Poster Notes: On some of the banners: The party and the people are one! Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union! Widen Socialist Competition! Bring to life the decisions of 21st Communist Party Congress!
Media Size: 44.5x31
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1959
Editorial Information: Editor K. Mistakidi
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] April 13, 1959; Publication No. 1566; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 3047; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh01467
Catalog Notes: PP 209 Lenin
Artist: Berezovskii, Boris Feoktistovich — Березовский, Борис Феоктистович

Boris Berezovskii never received formal artistic education. From 1923 to 1924, he studied under the tutelage of Nikolai Grigoriev in Moscow. In 1949, he began to exhibit his works publicly. Throughout his artistic career, he produced designs for postage stamps as well as posters. The State Museum of Contemporary Russian History in Moscow holds a number of his posters in their collection.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

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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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