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Death to World Imperialism



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Death to World Imperialism
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Artist

Dmitry Moor (Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov)

Title

Death to World Imperialism

Creation Date

1919

Medium & Support

lithograph on paper

Dimensions

49 x 34 1/2 in. (124.46 x 87.63 cm)

Credit Line

Generously lent by Svetlana and Eric Silverman ’85, P’19

Copyright

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During the civil war years the armies of foreign (capitalist) countries and nationalist Russian White forces fought Soviet rule. This striking poster sums up the perceived dangers facing the new socialist order. A monstrous green dragon wrapping itself around a factory represents the attempt of world imperialism to strangle the state-owned economy. Symbolically charged colors dominate—red represents the Soviets, while black stands for various antagonistic forces.