The steps of the Red Army are formidable! The enemy will be destroyed in his lair!

Poster Number: PP 926
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: This poster was published two months prior to the Soviet take-over of Berlin. The flag at the top of the Berlin Reichstag reads "World Conquest", the crest below reads "Enslavement of Peoples" and below that it says "Fascism". The Reichstag's columns are marked: Goering; Goebbels; Himmler; Hitler.
Media Size: 34x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1945
Editorial Information: Editor K. Erinova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] February 7, 1945; Publication No. 6647; Size 1 large sheet; Order 819; Price 2 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: A14074
Catalog Notes: PP 926 World War II b
Artist: Deni (Denisov), Viktor Nikolaevich — Дени (Денисов), Виктор Николаевич
Although known for his characterizations and posters that he signed with the pseudonym 'Deni'; Viktor Nikolayevich Denisov never received formal artistic education. Around 1906, Deni began exhibiting at the annual exhibitions of the Society of Independents in Saint Petersburg, as well as at the Salon of Humorists. In 1910, he took private lessons in painting and drawing from the artist-portraitist Nikolai P. Ulianov and that same year, he became active in the field of political caricature, contributing ...
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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: 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.
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