1917 [Red Guard member striking a priest, a throne, and other symbols of Tsarist order] 1918–1922 [Red Army soldier driving off figures representing the Germans, the Whites, and the Entente interventionists] 1941–1945 [Red Army soldier attacking Mussolini, Hitler, and a Japanese officer] [Final frame has no date but represents a modern Soviet soldier and military technology for deterring western militarism]

Poster Number: PP 831
Category: Military
Poster Notes: This poster is oversized.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1965
Editorial Information: Editor G. Shchetkin
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] November 10, 1965; Publication No. 1-889; Size: 2 Large Sheets of paper; Order 1433, Price 20 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A13627
Catalog Notes: PP 831 Military (oversized)
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 artist Viktor Deni. The duo went on to design a host of iconic Soviet posters from the 1930s to the 1940s. Dolgorukov also created illustrations for prominent newspapers such as: Krasnaia Zvezda [Red Star] (1933), Pravda [Truth], (1934), Izvestia [News] (1949), and for journals including Proektor [Projector] (1932-1935), Sovetskii Soldat [Soviet Soldier] (1941) and Iskra [Spark] (1942). Dolgorukov produced a variety of well-known posters, such as Under the Banner of Lenin toward the Formation of a Classless Society (1932) and Five-Year Plan (co-authored with Deni in 1933). During World War II, Dolgorukov remained active as a graphic designer and a cartoonist producing a myriad of war-time posters including, We'll Sweep Away the Fascist Barbarians (1941) and The Enemy Will Not Have Mercy! He contributed two poster designs to the Soviet telegraph TASS Studio between the autumn of 1942 and the autumn of 1943.

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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat — Полиграфкомбинат, Калинин

The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat was located at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management. Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau for the English word, printing plant.

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Publisher: Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist), Moscow — Советский художник, Москва

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