Tallinn is Liberated! TASS No. 1058, 22 September 1944

Place Asia: Russia
Accession Number ARTV07491
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 165.2 cm x 88 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description Stencil and print ink on paper
Maker Milashevskii, Vladimir
Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS)
Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS)
Place made Russia: Moscow
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A Russian propaganda poster created under the TASS news agency in Moscow, that depctis a Russian soldier and a woman in Estonian national dress hold a wreath together above their heads, to celebrate the liberation Estonian capital of Tallinn from Nazi occupation. The text below the image was written by TASS poet Aleksandr Ivanovich Mashistov, and translates as 'The enemy is again crushed by the avalanche of our steel, / The victory cry resounds from all directions. / The Estonian capital, ancient Tallinn, / Is forever liberated from the enemy.'

The translation was provided by the Art Institute of Chicago, which held an exhibition of TASS posters from July 31 to October 23 2011. The exhibiton's catalogue, "Windows on the War" (edited by Peter Zork Zegers and Douglas Druik), includes a large amount of information about the TASS posters, the artists and writers as well as methods of printing and distributing.