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Victory of the 5 Year Plan - A blow to Capitalism

Poster
1931 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This Russian poster from 1931 shows two capitalist businessmen being crushed under a giant number five. Upon becoming leader in 1928, Stalin set out to reform the Russian economy through a series of Five Year Plans. Peasants were encouraged to leave the land and work in new factories to help advance the industrialisation of Russia and enable her to compeat with other industrailised nations such as the United States, Great Britain and France. Posters like this one demonstrated to the Russian population how industrial expansion would enable Russia to triumph over capitalist nations.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithography
Brief Description
Poster, 'Victory of the 5 Year Plan - A blow to Capitalism' by N.V. Tzivchinskiy, Russia, 1931
Physical Description
Soviet propaganda poster dominated by a red number five, symbolic of the Five Year Plan.
Dimensions
  • Height: 104.5cm
  • Width: 71.1cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
  • победа пятилетки удар по капитализму (translated from the Russian - centre, top of figure "5")
  • (bottom of figure "5")
  • (lower margin)
  • (left margin)
  • (right margin)
  • (lower margin)
  • (artist's signature - found below the word "Capitalism")
Gallery Label
This Russian poster shows two capitalist businessmen being crushed under a giant number five. Upon becoming leader in 1928, Stalin set out to reform the Russian economy through a series of Five Year Plans. Peasants were encouraged to leave the land and work in new factories. Posters like this one demonstrated how industrial expansion would enable Russia to triumph over capitalist nations. A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution, V&A, Galleries 88a and 90, (1 May-2 Nov 2014)(01/05/2014-02/11/2014)
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
Production
Attribution note: Tirage 20,000
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Summary
This Russian poster from 1931 shows two capitalist businessmen being crushed under a giant number five. Upon becoming leader in 1928, Stalin set out to reform the Russian economy through a series of Five Year Plans. Peasants were encouraged to leave the land and work in new factories to help advance the industrialisation of Russia and enable her to compeat with other industrailised nations such as the United States, Great Britain and France. Posters like this one demonstrated to the Russian population how industrial expansion would enable Russia to triumph over capitalist nations.
Other Number
LS.451 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.49-2004

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record createdMay 11, 2005
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