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The reliable shield of the motherland

Poster Number: PP 523
Category: Military
Poster Notes: In the background of there appears to be rows of R-12 Dvina ballistic missiles on the backs of the flatbed carriers. The soldier is carrying an AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle.
Media Size: 37x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1968
Editorial Information: Editor G. Shchetkin.
Technical Information on Poster: February 8, 1968. Publication No. 1-325. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 1513. Price 10 kopeks. 8-2-2 /68
Glavlit Directory Number: A04843.
Catalog Notes: PP 523 Military
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the photomontage poster artists of the 20th century, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. His prolific career in the Soviet Union began in the 1930s and ended in the 1980s, and his unique artistic style influenced generations of graphic artists. From 1921 to 1929, Viktor Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art, and by 1931 he was working as a professional graphic designer. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage ...
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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat of Glavpoligrafprom — Калининский полиграфический комбинат Главполиграфпрома
The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat was located at 5 Lenin Avenue (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management. During the mid-1950s into the 1970s, the plant was under the management of Glavpoligrafprom (Main Directorate of the Printing Industry). Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau for the English word, printing plant.
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Publisher: Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist), Moscow — Советский художник, Москва
Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist) was a publishing house that chiefly served the Artists’ Union of the USSR. The house was founded in Moscow in 1963 during a period of reorganization within the state publishing sector. Sovetskii Khudozhnik turned out albums, art reproductions, postcards and art books, catalogs, brochures and, posters. It also produced illustrated monographs on contemporary artists and collections. In the early 1990s, it was renamed Galart Publishing House.
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