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. By the late 1950s, Volikov began designing posters full time and in collaboration with Izogiz, the ...
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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow — Красный Пролетарий, Москва
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh). Around 1920, it was placed under the Poligrafkiniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust and was given ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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