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Glory to a New Soviet Citizen!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USSR (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pyatkin, D. (artist)
    Tkachenko, T. (editor)
    Burkatovskiy, A. (editors)
    Savelyicheva, I. (editors)

  • 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 DR22

This poster celebrates Soviet patriotism. Published during the Cold War, it was issued in much the same spirit as American patriotic propaganda: it was designed to instil national and ideological pride in its citizens. The representation of the baby looking up the Soviet crest poignantly reminds the viewer that Soviet values were ingrained from a very early age.

Physical description

Appearing on scarlet background, the poster depicts a baby held high, looking up at the Soviet crest.

Place of Origin

USSR (made)


1974 (made)


Pyatkin, D. (artist)
Tkachenko, T. (editor)
Burkatovskiy, A. (editors)
Savelyicheva, I. (editors)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Grows our people, Improves the State, To the New Citizen – Glory!
Translated from the Russian

D. Pyatkin – Artist

Publishing House “Planeta”, Moscow, 1974

T. Tkachenko – Editor, A. Burkatovskiy - Artistic Editor, I. Savelyicheva - Technical Editor; Signed for printing 22/03/1973; Tirage – 85, 000; Price – 10 kopeek.


Height: 99.4 cm, Width: 65.8 cm

Descriptive line

"Glory to a New Soviet Citizen!" Soviet propaganda poster by D. Pyatkin. USSR, 1974.

Production Note

published in Moscow


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Ideology; Politics; Propaganda; Communism


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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