Soviet World War 2 Posters - Great Patriotic War
The term Great Patriotic War is used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the period from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 in the many fronts of the eastern campaign of World War II between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany with its allies.
Soviet posters during the Eastern Front were visual aids meant to elaborate a certain point, such as the attitudes of the Soviet Government to current events taking place at the front, prevention of defeatism and pessimism, and inspiration of the troops and the people, in an accessible form. The Soviet posters of times of World War II are works of art and reflect elements of the Soviet cultural heritage. Posters differed both on workmanship and the form. Some of them were crude caricatures, while others were paintings on military topics or the photos which have received popularity, with an explanation about an event, the quote from the works of Vladimir Lenin or Joseph Stalin or the poetic comment.