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Vistupali - veselilis’, otstupali -obslezilis’ [They Started Out Smiling, and Left Crying], a poster by Boris Efimov (Boris Friedland, 1900-2008, People’s Artist of the Soviet Union) and Nikolai Dolgorukov (1902-1980, Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation). Published by Voyenizdat, Moscow, 1942. 85.8 x 58.1 cm.

This Efimov-Dolgorukov collaborative effort celebrates the Soviet Winter Offensive. The caption modifes a popular Russian proverb.

Search extension words: Russian poster, Soviet propaganda poster.

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EFIMOV, B., and DOLGORUKOV, N. They Started Out Smiling

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Oct 27, 2013