This object is not in the BCMA collection. It was or is now on loan to the BCMA for exhibition.
ArtistDmitry Moor (Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov)
TitleDeath to World Imperialism
Medium & Supportlithograph on paper
Dimensions49 x 34 1/2 in. (124.46 x 87.63 cm)
Credit LineGenerously lent by Svetlana and Eric Silverman ’85, P’19
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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.