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This famous poster is the work of Dmitrii Moor (the pseudonym of Dmitrii Orlov, taken from the bandit hero of  Friedrich Schiller’s play The Robbers). Moor was one of the main founders of Soviet political poster design.

Here, the central figure with a pointing finger, encouraging men to enlist in the Red Army, echoes the equally famous British First World War recruitment posters featuring Lord Kitchener, but adds a distinct spin with its background of smoking factories and the use of an ordinary soldier rather than a commander.

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