We are insisting on peace, but if you touch us .... V. Maiakovskii

Poster Number: PP 506
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Written in book: “I want my pen to be equal to a bayonet!”, by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930), who is the man with the pen. V. Mayakovskii was a Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor. The likeness used on this poster was taken from a photo of the poet at his "20 Years Of Work" exhibition in Moscow.

[From Churchill’s torch]
War Against The USSR
[On Churchill’s flyer]
Crusade Against The USSR
[On De Gaulle’s Hat]
Zhul Mok

Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor B. Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] February 25, 1950; Publication No. 8984; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Order No. 768; Price 1 ruble [Printed at] 9 Kronverkskaia Street
Glavlit Directory Number: A 02062
Catalog Notes: PP 506 Cold War b
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