The twenty-second Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union [CPSU]: From Socialism to Communism


Poster Number: PP 997
Category: Events
Poster Notes:

[On the book] Program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
This poster highlights the 22nd Communist Party Congress. It was the last Congress where the Chinese Communist Party attended and the platform of decisions included removal of Stalin's remains from the Lenin Mausoleum as well as renaming cities dedicated to Stalin and various Stalinist-era politicians.

Media Size: 35x22
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1962
Editorial Information: Editor G. Shchetkin; Technical Editor A. Soboleva
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] December 18, 1961; Volume 1 sheet of paper; No. 1–770; Order No. 920; Price 10 Kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-11256
Catalog Notes: PP 997 Events 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: 1st Offset Printing Plant of UPP of the Lensovnarkoz, Leningrad — 1-я Ленсовнархоз УПП Типография Офсетной, Ленинград

The 1st Offset Printing Plant was under the management of the UPP of Lensovnarkoz during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The significance of "UPP of Lensovnarkoz" meant the plant’s operations were under the Printing Industry Management (UPP) of the Leningrad Economic Regional Council. The Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house "1st State Lithography" and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes.

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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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