We will fulfill the new Stalinist Five-Year Plan! (TASS Window #1431), 1945 ca.

Elagin, A. poster: We will fulfill the new Stalinist Five-Year Plan! (TASS Window #1431)

This is from a collection of extremely rare News Agency "window" posters from the Soviet Union. Posted daily in shop windows of Moscow after the German invasion started in June 1941, TASS posters were intended to rally support for the war, and later the post-war, effort.

Artists of these posters utilized a broad arsenal of visual strategies to both incite and inspire - from vicious satire, to potent slogans, to undiluted horror and hatred, to patriotic historical parallels.

The collection at International Poster Gallery features intricately hand stenciled TASS panels dating from March 1943 to late 1946 as the scales slowly tipped in the Soviets' favor, and beyond the armistice. Due to their rarity and historical value, the group of 45 panels will be sold as a collection.

This panel reads:

We shall fully restore the network of vacation centers and sanitoria for workers, peasants, and intellectuals. We shall increase the number of places to 250,000 in sanitoria, and 200,000 in vacation centers. In our country, all labor is honorable.

In recognition of a year's worth of glorious work, rest and recreation awaits us in the South.

Those who are honest and deserving have this right!

Thus, shred into pieces, the fascist regiments are on the run. We'll smash them in the forehead and in the back, and sweep their remains all the way to Berlin!

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Elagin, A.

47.8 x 55 inches (121 x 140 cm)


Inventory #RUP22280

war - home front
world war ii
Social Realist
Soviet Union