Every signature on this petition for a peace accord is a sure blow against the new warmongers.

Poster Number: PP 384
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes:

Poster is in Estonian language.
[Russian, French, Czech, English, Ukrainian, Dutch, Latvian on banners] Peace
[Written on the white paper] “Petition signatures for a committee for a peace treaty:"
This poster refers to the March 1950 Stockholm peace petition carried out by the Cominform and endorsed by the Soviet Union, its satellite states and by Communist parties around the world. The only tabulation of results was made public in August 1950 boasting that 273,470,566 persons signed the petition.

Media Size: 40x26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor R. Pangsepp
Technical Information on Poster: Printed at “Communist.” Telephone 4066; Price: 3 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: MB-12129
Catalog Notes: PP 384 Cold War b
Artist: Samoilov-Babin, Lev Samoilovich — Самойлов-Бабин, Лев Самойлович

Lev Samoilovich Samoilov-Babin was a Soviet painter, poster artist, cartoonist and illustrator. In his youth, his family moved to Kharkov, Ukraine due to hostilities caused by the Russian Civil War. In Kharkov, he studied at the city’s art school and went on to continue his education at the Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute of Art. His studies were interrupted by the war. Samoilov-Babin served in the Russo-Finnish War (1939-1940) and then in the Second World War. He honed his illustrative technique during the war and his cartoons were regularly printed in Soviet newspapers during the war years. After the war, Samoilov-Babin worked in the genre of political satire for various Moscow publications including a thirty-year position illustrating for the magazine Crocodile. He also collaborated with the magazines: Iskra [Spark]; Smena [Shift], and with the newspapers Pravda [Truth] and Izvestia [News]. During his career, Samoilov-Babin participated in Republican, All-Union and international exhibitions. Solo exhibitions of his work were held in Kronstadt (1939), Leningrad (1942, 1971), Moscow (1972, 1981), and in Ivanovo (1985). In 1948, Samoilov-Babin became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

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Publisher: Estonian National Publishing House, [Tallinn] — Издательства эстонское государственное

Estonian National Publishing (Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus) was the state-owned publishing entity of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic. It began operations in 1940 as Tartu State Publishing House (until 1941) and was then moved to the capital city of Tallinn around 1944. In addition to publishing posters and books, the house disseminated works of fiction and art. In 1949, it took-in other publishers such as "Fiction", "Art", "Pedagogical Literature", "Political Literature" and "Scientific Literature". From 1964 onward, Estonian National Publishing House was named Estonian Book, (Eesti Raamat).

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