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Our Strength - Unity!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Moscow (made)
    USSR (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1218-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR13

This poster promotes a unified vision of global Communism. The nations are represented by their respective flags alongside the social economic bloc headquarters in Moscow. The sense of equality between the countries is symbolised by the flags being of equal size. However, the looming edifice of the Moscow headquarters sends the viewer a message about the USSR holding the ultimate seat of power.

Physical description

Landscape format poster showing eight flags (forming the Socialist economic bloc):Bulgaria, Cuba, Romania, Hungary, USSR, GDR (East Germany), Poland and Czechoslovakia. Image of the social economic bloc headquarters, Moscow.

Place of Origin

Moscow (made)
USSR (made)

Date

1976 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

"Long live the unity and togetherness of people of the Socialist bloc. Raise higher the banner of Socialist Internationalism!

Dimensions

Height: 57.2 cm, Width: 84.6 cm

Descriptive line

"Our Strength - Unity!" Soviet poster celebrating a unified Socialist bloc. 9 flags. USSR.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Ideology; Unity; Politics; Propaganda; Communism

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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