Long live the unending, unbreakable friendship and cooperation between the Soviet and Cuban people!

Poster Number: PP 446
Category: Cold War
Media Size: 39x27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1963
Editorial Information: Editor M. Kalinovskii
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] May 6, 1963; Publication No. 1-148; Volume 1 sheet; Order No. 435; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: AO-5270
Catalog Notes: PP 446 Cold War b
Artist: Gurarii, Samarii Mikhailovich (Mikhuel'-Leibovich) — Гурарий, Самарий Михайлович (Михуэль-Лейбович)
Artist: Kirshin, Iurii — Киршин, Юрий
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 — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва

The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain publications be separated from Ogiz. The separation principally affected technical manuals and propaganda material issued by the publisher. For example, posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo), the fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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