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Death to World Imperialism


Dmitry Moor (Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov) (1883 - 1946)


Death to World Imperialism

Creation Date



early 20th century


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

Object Type


Creation Place

Asia, Russia

Medium and Support

lithograph on paper

Credit Line

Generously 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.