33: Moor, D. Cossack! Turn Your Horse Around ..., 1920
Kazak, povoroti konya … [Cossack! Turn Your Horse Around …], a poster by Dmitry Moor (Dmitry Orlov, 1883-1946, Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation). Published by GIZ, Moscow, 1920. 71 x 53 cm.
The poster appears in Polonsky, and in Butnik - Siversky monographs. It was likely produced in August 1920, when a small Whites’ Expeditionary Force under General Ulagayev had advanced into the Kuban region in hope that local Cossacks would rise against the Soviets. The full caption reads Cossack! You are being pushed towards committing terrible, bloody crimes against the working people. Cossack! Turn your horse around, and attack the real enemy, the freeloaders. While the antireligious propaganda theme appears almost incidental to the poster’s main topic, it is also included in the Soviet Antireligious Posters collection of the Russian State Museum of the History of Religion.
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