Hold the Colonizers to Account!

Poster Number: PP 882
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: On the placard the reference to "Lumumba" is Patrice Émery Lumumba, Congolese independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He maintained close relations with the Soviet Union. The reference to "Hammarskjöld" is Swedish economist and diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. The helmet band of the U.S. soldier reads "Colonialism". Russian slogans: Freedom for Africa; Down with Colonialism.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor V. Rukavishnikov
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1-664. February 27, 1961. Size 1 large sheet. Order 2458. Price 10 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 04323
Catalog Notes: PP 882 Cold War b
Artist: Volikov, Vadim Petrovich — Воликов, Вадим Петрович

Vadim Petrovich Volikov was a graphic designer and a poster artist. As an art student in Leningrad, Volikov studied at the V.I. Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design from 1949 to 1955. He concentrated in monumental decorative arts, mainly working in glass. Out of school, he turned to producing political posters and book illustration in order to support himself.

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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow —

The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop (A.K.A. 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. Around 1920 the printing workshop was placed under the management of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust. Historically, this printer was first under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his company was one of the largest printers in Imperial Russia. The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council. It was then re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop and, for a brief period, it was the 20th State Typolithography Workshop. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. The workshop retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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