This anti-Bolshevik poster shows ‘Peace and Freedom in the Soviet Russia’.
In anti-Bolshevik propaganda Trotsky often had demonic features, as here, where his ugly red figure on the Moscow Kremlin walls dominates the scene. The imagery has a clearly anti-Semitic message too. As many young Jews became revolutionaries to escape their fathers’ fate within the Pale of Settlement, Jews were often blamed for the ‘red discord’ in Russia.Trotsky played a pivotal role in the Revolution and building the new state. As Commissar (minister) of foreign affairs and war commissar, he negotiated with the Germans at Brest-Litovsk and was responsible for the formation of the Red Army.