The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929 – 1953 @ ANU Press

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Anita Pisch’s fully illustrated The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953: archetypes, inventions & fabrications has been published by ANU Press

Anita Pisch‘s new book, The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929 – 1953, is now available for free download through ANU Press open access, or to purchase in hard copy for $83. This lavishly illustrated book, featuring reproductions of over 130 posters, examines the way in which Stalin’s image in posters, symbolising the Bolshevik Party, the USSR state, and Bolshevik values and ideology, was used to create legitimacy for the Bolshevik government, to mobilise the population to make great sacrifices in order to industrialise and collectivise rapidly, and later to win the war, and to foster the development of a new type of Soviet person in a new utopian world.

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