We want peace, enduring peace. This is the fundamental base of our foreign policy.

Poster Number: PP 617
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Poster is oversized. Behind podium is the word "PEACE" and the man at the podium is Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union from 1964 until 1982.
Media Size: 83x44.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1979
Editorial Information: Editor S. Kochanov; Technical Editor I. Popova
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing October 15, 1979; Format 70 x 108; 3 printing sheets; Conventional printing sheets 4.2; Publication No. 1б-834; Order No. 3829; Offset printing Offset paper No. 1; Price 23 kopeks; M 80202-685/088(02)-79.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-12605
Catalog Notes: PP 617 Cold War (oversized)
Artist: Masliakov, Oleg Dmitrievich — Масляков, Олег Дмитриевич

Oleg Dmitrievich Masliakov was a Soviet-based graphic artist. In his youth, he lived in Tula from 1933 to 1953. He graduated in 1960 from the Moscow Regional Art Pedagogical School of 1905 (a.k.a. Surikov Institute). At the Institute, he studied under Nikolai Ponomarev and Mikhail Cheremnykh, two noted Soviet poster artists of the era. In the years after graduating from the institute, Masliakov designed film posters. He went on to collaborate with the workshop Agitplakat, with the Union of Artists of the USSR and, with the publishing houses "Soviet Artist", "Fine Art", "Soviet Russia" and, "Plakat”, where he served as Chief Artist from 1985 to 1990. In addition, Masliakov designed for the Visual Agitation Workshop of the Union of Artists of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. As a poster artist, he collaborated on designs with artists Nikolai S. Babin, Victor S. Ivanov and E.S. Zvik. In the USSR, Masliakov exhibited at Republic and All-Union levels. In 1974 and again in 1980, he was awarded prizes by the Soviet Peace Committee. In 1974-‘75, 1977, 1979-‘80, Masliakov was awarded silver and gold medals for his artwork at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow. In 1982, he was named a Laureate of the First Prize at the International Competition of the "Poster in the Struggle for Peace”. Oleg Masliakov was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR and, in 1983, was bestowed the title of Honored Artist of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. In 2009, Masliakov passed away. Some sources indicate his year of his death was 2008.

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Printer: Kommunar Publishing House Typography Workshop, Tula — Типография Коммунар

Kommunar Publishing was located south of Moscow in the city of Tula at 150 Friedrich Engels Street. The publishing house also issued the Kommunar newspaper.

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Publisher: Plakat (All-Union Poster), Moscow — Плакат

Plakat (All-Union Poster) was created in 1974 in Moscow through the work of the Union of Artists and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The chief of its poster department was Dmitry Akimovich Isaev. Plakat publishers existed until 1991 whereupon it was renamed Panorama publishers.

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