Against Religion - for the Industrial Financial Plan, for the Five Year Plan in Four Years Propaganda Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Poster

The full title of this Soviet propaganda poster is "Against Religion - for the Industrial Financial Plan, for the Five Year Plan in Four Years." In the original Russian, this is «Против религии - за промфинплан, за пятилетку в 4 года».

On the bottom right of the poster, you can see the following words which representatives of the old regime are trying to derail the train with (though will no doubt fail): "Religious prejudices, delusion, religion, avarice, drunkenness, truancy, foolishness." In Russian, the words are «Религиозные предрассудки, бредительство, религия, рвлчество, пьянство, прогулы, врак».

The poster was made sometime in the 1930s. The artist is Yuri Ivanovi Pimenov (Юрий Иванови Пименов).

From the late 1920s until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Soviet state planning committee, Gosplan, developed thirteen Five Year Plans around which nationwide centralized economic planning was based. Many propaganda posters celebrate these Five Year Plans, and the "Five Year Plan in Four Years" motif is common among them. 

That the state was calling for Soviet workers to finish their five year goals one year early was nominally a rallying cry for harder, more efficient labor from across the country. Of course, there's also something incoherent about such a message. And many have lampooned it - most famously English writer, George Orwell, in his dystopian novel, 1984, in which the dogmatic statement, "two plus two equals five," is put forward.

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%


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