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The Motherland is proud of the bravery of crewmen!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USSR (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertogradov, E. (artist)
    Korostelev, E. (editors)
    Kulishov, M. (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 is executed in a style typical of 1970s Soviet propaganda. The composition replies on a palette of deep reds and contrasting white and black. An idealised heroic figure of a military tank's crewman dominates, with a five-point star in the background. Created simultaneously with various pro-peace propaganda, this poster's message reveals that while promoting a pacifist image, the USSR remained eager to emphasise its military strength during the Cold War.

Physical description

A military tank crewman stands proudly in front of his tank. A red five-pointed star appears in the background.

Place of Origin

USSR (made)


1974 (made)


Vertogradov, E. (artist)
Korostelev, E. (editors)
Kulishov, M. (editors)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

The Motherland is proud of the bravery of her crewmen!
Translation from Russian
Left top corner

E.Vertogradov – artist
lower margin, left

Publishing House “Izobrazitel’noye Iskusstvo”, Moscow, 1974
lower margin, centre

‘E.Korostelev – editor, M. Kulishov - technical editor; Signed for Printing - 22/11/1973; Tirage – 100,000; Price 10 kopeek.
lower margin, right


Height: 91.2 cm, Width: 58.3 cm

Descriptive line

"The Motherland is Proud of the Bravery of crewmen!" Soviet Propaganda poster by E. Vertogradov. USSR, 1974.

Production Note

published in Moscow


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Stars; Soldiers; Militarism; Tanks; Ideology; Communism; Politics; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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