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Proletarians of the world, unite! (PEACE)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USSR (made)
    Moscow (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Raev, C.B. (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

This poster promotes unity amongst all members of the working class in order to successfully rise up against the exploitation of capitalism. The three figures represented are the intellectual fathers of Communism: Karl Marx (1818-1883), Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) - co-authors of the 1848 Communist Manifesto, and Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), head of the Soviet Union's first government. This poster, with its red background, heroic leaders and slogans of Communist peace and unity, is a typical example of so-called 'Red' propaganda.

Physical description

Yellow illustrations of Marx, Engels and Lenin on red ground.

Place of Origin

USSR (made)
Moscow (made)


1976 (made)


Raev, C.B. (designer)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

(from the Russian): PEACE

Communists & working parties will continue to develop international cooperation & solidarity based on the teachings of the great leaders Marx, Engels, Lenin.

Moscow, 1976
Artist: C.B. Raev


Height: 97.7 cm, Width: 67.1 cm

Descriptive line

"Proletarians of the world, unite! [Peace]" Soviet propaganda poster by C.B. Raev. Marx, Engels, Lenin. USSR, 1976.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Ideology; Politics; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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