Lenin created the first real modern propaganda machine, and the most colourful, dramatic and original form was probably the poster.
Although posters were already produced in Russia before the Revolution, they became really phenomenal under the Soviet regime. Many well-known artists from that time were invited to propagate the government policy, to ask for help, or to call to more efforts - all of this with the purpose of developing the Soviet power.
Soviet posters are very popular again in today's Russia. The posters are bestsellers on the internet, And the shops and stalls on the Arbat in Moscow are riddled with t-shirts with old Soviet posters prints.
This compilation presents only a few posters from what's available.