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Windows on war: TASS posters in support of USSR WWII effort

September 03, 2014, 9:48 UTC+3
TASS windows refer to a series of posters created by a group of Soviet artists, which were to raise the spirits of citizens after Hitler's invasion of the USSR
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The first posters were displayed in the windows of TASS agency on June 27, 1941, less than a week after Germany attacked the USSR
The first posters were displayed in the windows of TASS agency on June 27, 1941, less than a week after Germany attacked the USSR
The first posters were displayed in the windows of TASS agency on June 27, 1941, less than a week after Germany attacked the USSR
© Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Strunnikov
A TASS window poster by Nikolai Denisovsky, 1943
A TASS window poster by Nikolai Denisovsky, 1943
A TASS window poster by Nikolai Denisovsky, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
A poster showing guerilla resistance during the Great Patriotic War. Work the famous Kukryniksy caricaturist/cartoonist art group, 1941
A poster showing guerilla resistance during the Great Patriotic War. Work the famous Kukryniksy caricaturist/cartoonist art group, 1941
A poster showing guerilla resistance during the Great Patriotic War. Work the famous Kukryniksy caricaturist/cartoonist art group, 1941
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
A poster by Nikolai Sokolov of the Kukryniksy art group
A poster by Nikolai Sokolov of the Kukryniksy art group
A poster by Nikolai Sokolov of the Kukryniksy art group
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Not a step back' by Pyotr Shumikhin, 1942
'Not a step back' by Pyotr Shumikhin, 1942
'Not a step back' by Pyotr Shumikhin, 1942
© Russian State Library
'At the central TASS window in Nevsky Avenue', painting by Vasily Selivanov, 1942
'At the central TASS window in Nevsky Avenue', painting by Vasily Selivanov, 1942
'At the central TASS window in Nevsky Avenue', painting by Vasily Selivanov, 1942
© Reproduction by Fotokhronika TASS
'Soviet soldier, liberate!' by artist Aivazyan. In April, 1942, the editorial began making posters for the guerilla movement commitee
'Soviet soldier, liberate!' by artist Aivazyan. In April, 1942, the editorial began making posters for the guerilla movement commitee
'Soviet soldier, liberate!' by artist Aivazyan. In April, 1942, the editorial began making posters for the guerilla movement commitee
© Russia's Central Institute of Bibliography
"Transformation of the "Fritz" by Kukryniksy art group, 1943
"Transformation of the "Fritz" by Kukryniksy art group, 1943
"Transformation of the "Fritz" by Kukryniksy art group, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Our troops' offensive continues' by Mikhail Solovyov, 1943
'Our troops' offensive continues' by Mikhail Solovyov, 1943
'Our troops' offensive continues' by Mikhail Solovyov, 1943
© Russian State Library
'Heroic deed of young communist Alexander Matrosov' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya, 1943
'Heroic deed of young communist Alexander Matrosov' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya, 1943
'Heroic deed of young communist Alexander Matrosov' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
TASS windows posters displayed in a village on the western shore of Lake Ladoga during tha days of Leningrad blockade, 1941
TASS windows posters displayed in a village on the western shore of Lake Ladoga during tha days of Leningrad blockade, 1941
TASS windows posters displayed in a village on the western shore of Lake Ladoga during tha days of Leningrad blockade, 1941
© Reproduction by Fotokhronika TASS
'Son of a guerilla fighter' by Sergei Kostin, 1943
'Son of a guerilla fighter' by Sergei Kostin, 1943
'Son of a guerilla fighter' by Sergei Kostin, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Glory to defenders of Moscow' by Mikhail Solovyov
'Glory to defenders of Moscow' by Mikhail Solovyov
'Glory to defenders of Moscow' by Mikhail Solovyov
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
The editorial existed till December 29, 1946. Photo: 'Returned with Victory!' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya
The editorial existed till December 29, 1946. Photo: 'Returned with Victory!' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya
The editorial existed till December 29, 1946. Photo: 'Returned with Victory!' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya
© Russian State Library
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The first posters were displayed in the windows of TASS agency on June 27, 1941, less than a week after Germany attacked the USSR
© Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Strunnikov
A TASS window poster by Nikolai Denisovsky, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
A poster showing guerilla resistance during the Great Patriotic War. Work the famous Kukryniksy caricaturist/cartoonist art group, 1941
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
A poster by Nikolai Sokolov of the Kukryniksy art group
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Not a step back' by Pyotr Shumikhin, 1942
© Russian State Library
'At the central TASS window in Nevsky Avenue', painting by Vasily Selivanov, 1942
© Reproduction by Fotokhronika TASS
'Soviet soldier, liberate!' by artist Aivazyan. In April, 1942, the editorial began making posters for the guerilla movement commitee
© Russia's Central Institute of Bibliography
"Transformation of the "Fritz" by Kukryniksy art group, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Our troops' offensive continues' by Mikhail Solovyov, 1943
© Russian State Library
'Heroic deed of young communist Alexander Matrosov' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
TASS windows posters displayed in a village on the western shore of Lake Ladoga during tha days of Leningrad blockade, 1941
© Reproduction by Fotokhronika TASS
'Son of a guerilla fighter' by Sergei Kostin, 1943
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
'Glory to defenders of Moscow' by Mikhail Solovyov
© ITAR-TASS/Dosier
The editorial existed till December 29, 1946. Photo: 'Returned with Victory!' by Pavel Sokolov-Skalya
© Russian State Library

In the years of the Great Patriotic War which started after Hitler's troops invaded the USSR, TASS news agency united a group of artists and writers in Moscow to produce large-scale posters supporting the Red Army's war effort, the so-called TASS Windows. The posters were displayed on stands around the country raising the citizens' spirits. The posters of the TASS windows in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.

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