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Recalling the Revolution / Exhibitions

Recalling the Revolution: Exhibitions, Saint-Petersburg

The exhibition “We Will Build a New World...” in the Commandant’s House at Peter and Paul Fortress marks the centenary of the February and October revolutions.

The display features posters, postcards and porcelain items devoted to the revolution and the fledgling Soviet state. The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg has a unique collection of around 15,000 Soviet posters. The exhibition includes about fifty of them illustrating the early years of Soviet power. The porcelain items from the 1920s and 1930s are plates with inscriptions like “Who does not Work does not Eat” and “We will Turn the Whole World into a Flowering Garden”, cups, decorative plates and the sculptures “Partisan on a Campaign”, “Woman Policeman” and “Female Worker Embroidering a Red Banner”. They are kept company by a collection of Soviet posters dating from 1917 to the 1920s from the National Historical Museum of Belarus. The display also includes rare Russian postcards issued in Petrograd in 1917. They are series dedicated to elections to the All-Russian Establishment Assembly and the Surety of Freedom, the Provisional Government’s major measure in the credit sphere. The postcards feature works by the well-known poster artist Alexander Zelensky. The exhibition can be seen until 30 September.

Where St.Petersburg

July 2018

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