Be Proud, Be Glad to Become a Red Army Soldier (1934) Propaganda Poster
Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.
About the Poster
The title of this 1934 poster is Be Proud, Be Glad to Become a Red Army Soldier... (Russian: Будь горд, будь рад стать красноармейцем в ряд...). The artist is Gustav Klutsis (Russian: Густав Густавович Клуцис), 1985-1944. Ironically for an artist who created so many beautiful propaganda posters, Klutsis was arrested by Soviet authorities in 1938 and would die in a prison camp.
The poster's title comes from the final line of the poem, Leo Tolstoy and Vanya Dyldin (Russian: Лев Толстой и Ваня Дылдин) by renowned poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky (Russian: Владимир Маяковский).
The inscription at the top of this poster reads Military service in the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army is the honorable duty of citizens of the USSR (Russian: Воинскя служба в Рабоче-Крестьянской Красной Армии представляет почетную обязанность граждан СССР).
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.
Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm).
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%