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Publisher: MITROFANOV, V.
Title: [Title in Russian; translated to : Who the death bears, that's himself in the end I'm sure I'll stretch my legs. (Google translation) ]
Published in: Russia, 1982
Size: 13.1 x 17.3 inches.
33.4 x 44.0 cm.

Colour printed.
Condition: In very good condition. Attractive colours.
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Propaganda mini poster published in Russia during The Cold War (1979–1985). The time refers to the phase of a deterioration in relations between the Soviet Union and the West arising from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. With the election of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1979, and United States President Ronald Reagan in 1980, a corresponding change in Western foreign policy approach towards the Soviet Union was marked with the abandonment of détente in favor of the Reagan Doctrine policy of rollback, with the stated goal of dissolving Soviet influence in Soviet Bloc countries.
During this time the threat of nuclear war had reached new heights not seen since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Fighting Pencils was a group of Soviet artists and designers who created a trove of propaganda material for the Communist government until the fall of the U.S.S.R in 1989.
What started as a group of artists drawing sketches to boost morale during the Siege of Leningrad quickly became one of the most effective propaganda arms of the Russian government. Numerous times throughout the history of the organization, it was disbanded because the satirical wit was turned against the Communist Party.
Their logo, a pencil overlaid across a palette, is a not-so-subtle reference to a gun – a weapon to be used in times of war and a powerful tool in times of peace.

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MITROFANOV, V. - [Title in Russian; translated to : Who the death bears, that's himself in the end I'm sure I'll stretch my legs. (Google translation) ]

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