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The Personality Cult of Stalin in Soviet Posters, 1929–1953

Published by ANU Press

The Australian National University

Acton ACT 2601, Australia


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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

Creator: Pisch, Anita, author.

Title: The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929 - 1953

: archetypes, inventions and fabrications /

Anita Pisch.

ISBN: 9781760460624 (paperback) 9781760460631 (ebook)

Subjects: Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953--Symbolism.

Political posters, Russian.

Symbolism in politics--Soviet Union.

Symbolism in mass media.

Symbolism in art.

Dewey Number: 741.670947

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Cover design and layout by ANU Press. Cover image adapted from: ‘26 years without Lenin, but still on Lenin’s path’, Mytnikov, 1950, Izdanie Rostizo (Rostov-Don), edn 15,000.

This edition © 2016 ANU Press

CES Prize

This publication was awarded a Centre for European Studies Publication Prize in 2015. The prize covers the cost of professional copyediting.

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