In February of 1940 the pilots Sokolov and Kozachenko were flying back to their airfield after an air fight. It was clear above the snowy clouds. Suddenly Sokolov sighted a group of Belofinn planes in a formation of twelve “Volkers”. The force of the enemy exceeded ours by six times. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 741
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: The story relayed on this poster concerns the Soviet battle against Finland in the 1940 "Winter War".
Media Size: 40x16
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1941
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] May 30, 1941; Order No. 343; Publication No. 5212; Volume 8/9ths sheet of paper; Price 60 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-38722
Catalog Notes: PP 741 World War II b
Artist: Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич
In 1928, Nikolai Andreevich Dolgorukov moved from his native Ekaterinburg to Moscow to attend VKhUTEIN (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute). After that organization dissolved in 1930, Dolgorukov continued his studies at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute under the tutelage of artists Lev Bruni and Dimitri Moor. Dolgorukov's training was in illustrated political satire as well as in poster design, and each area became the main focus of his long career. After graduation, he collaborated with fellow poster ...
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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga of Ogiz, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный Пролетарий Типография треста Полиграфкнига (ОГИЗа) при Совете Министров СССР, Москва
The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust of Ogiz (Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (...
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.
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