May 1st workers of all countries unite [on] May 1 there will be a fighting review of the revolutionary forces of the international proletariat. [Bottom quote] "Now the specter of communism is not just walking in Europe; communism has become a huge force uniting millions of its followers on every spot of the earth. It is having financial impact in the world’s first workers’ state. It has come over the age-old Chinese wall and is awakening the workers among all peoples of the world." --Manuil’skii. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 351
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Poster is in Ukrainian language. The bottom quote is from Dmitrii Zakharovich Manuilskii (1883-1959) a Ukrainian Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet politician who served as the Secretary of Communist International from December 1926 until May 1943.
Media Size: 43х28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1940
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2331; No. 2776.
Catalog Notes: PP 351 Events
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