We are building our happy and cultured collective farm life!

Poster Number: PP 350
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes: Written on plan: "Agricity of Victory". Agricity is the English translation of the Russian agrogorod, a concentration of state-owned farms that made an agricultural town. The model had advantages of offering rural and urban living. Nikita Khrushchev first proposed the Agricity in the 1930s before he was premier of the U.S.S.R. He again proposed them in 1950-51 (during Stalin's tenure) but the plan was halted. Ultimately, the Agricity concept proved too costly to maintain and the proposal was abandoned.
Media Size: 33x23
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor B. Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] August 15, 1950; Publication No. 9157; Order No. 1159; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A-06263
Sources & Citation:

Mellor, R. E. H. (1982). The Soviet Union and its geographical problems. London: MacMillan.
Wädekin, K.-E. (1968). Rural reconstruction and the agrogorod: Developments in village planning and design since the 22nd Party Congress. München: Radio Liberty.

Catalog Notes: PP 350 Agriculture b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография
The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant ...
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.