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Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art

Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art

Long live May 1st. Poster. I. Grinshtein. 1953. Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art

Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art aimed, in fact, clarifying a specific issue, such as the attitude of the Soviet authorities to current events in an accessible form. Together with radio and newspapers, they were means of agitation and propaganda, affecting the consciousness and mood of people with the aim of motivating them to political or other activities. And the nature of Soviet posters changed with the historical development of the USSR. The propaganda in them combined universal values ​​(freedom, social justice), patriotism, general educational elements, appeals for a healthy lifestyle and so on. Soviet posters, as a rule, are works of fine art and reflect elements of the Soviet cultural heritage.

Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art

Lenin’s dream has become real. Poster. Artist Nikolai Smolyak (1910-1963). Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art

Also, in the USSR were popular education posters including posters promoting healthy lifestyles, avoiding bad habits, sports and sports events. Besides, observance of safety rules, cultural enlightenment and overcoming illiteracy, academic performance, high quality or improvement of official duties. In some ways, the educational poster in the USSR was a kind of political poster, because it reflected the policy of the CPSU in relation to certain social problems.

Since the first years of Soviet power, a large number of posters have appeared, aimed at combating harmful habits. In particular, on the theme of the struggle against alcoholism. The greatest flowering of anti-alcohol posters occurred in the years of Perestroika, due to a laubced “dry law” and a general anti-alcohol campaign. In less quantity, appeared posters on the dangers of smoking. And in the late 1980s, appeared posters about the dangers of drug addiction and the eradication of drug addiction.

Soviet Leninist propaganda poster art