“Our borders are sacred and impassable, watered in worker and peasant blood. We will not let you cross our borders in any circumstances." --Voroshilov.

Poster Number: PP 399
Poster Notes: Poster's quote comes from Kliment Voroshilov (1881-1969), Commissar of Defense. He was a Marshal of the Soviet Union (despite his reputation for being a poor strategist) before and during the U.S.S.R.’s involvement in World War II. After Stalin’s death in 1953, Voroshilov was removed from a position of direct political power.

[On flag] “….We stand for peace and uphold the cause of peace but we are not afraid of threats and are ready to fight back against instigators of war.” -- Stalin
[Sign on building] “Stock Exchange”.

Media Size: 43x29.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1934
Editorial Information: Editor N. Korobchenko; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 6831; No. 53; Order No. 036; Submitted for production May 8, 1934, Approved for printing May 16, 1934; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 65 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-36488
Sources & Citation: Mercer and Middlesex Auction catalog: September, 2015
Catalog Notes: PP 399 Communist Culture b
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