Nina Vatolina began producing posters in late 1930s and she went to become one of the leading Soviet poster artists of all time. She was a graduate of the Ogiz Technical School for Arts and of the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942). Vatolina additionally acquired illustration skills from the master poster designer Viktor Deni. In fact, Deni considered Vatolina one of his most talented students.
VAPP is the Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises (Valsts apgādniecības un poligrāfijas uzņēmumu pārvaldes).
VAPP was the Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises (Valsts apgādniecību un poligrāfisko uzņēmumu pārvaldes in Latvian). Founded in Latvia around 1940 with support of the USSR, the publisher VAPP was located at 11 Moskovskaia Street (today Teatrealnaia) in Riga, capital of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.