Don’t let the fascists escape – destroy the enemy in his lair!

Poster Number: PP 870
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: A battle scarred sign reads “Unter den Linden”, the major thoroughfare in Berlin, Germany thus suggesting the final push to end the war. While this poster was published in January '45, Berlin fell to the Soviets that May.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1945
Editorial Information: Editor E. Pavolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Submitted] from January 24, 1945. Publication No. 6642. Size 1/2 sheet. Order 299. Price 1 ruble, 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 14016
Catalog Notes: PP 870 WWII b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
Printer: Typography Workshop named for I.V. Stalin of "Pravda" Newspaper, Moscow —
Pravda means "Truth"
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.