Wreck the Five-Year Plan!

Translation / Interpretation / Caption Text

Yiddish translation:

We won't let anyone wreck the Five-Year Plan!

This poster depicts a Red Army mechanic teaching a group of USSR ethnic minorities, dressed in folk costumes (Ukrainian, Far Eastern, Central Asian, Kazakh), the workings of the tractor motor. The group is set against the background of a vigilant Red Army soldier protecting the Soviet border, marked by a striped red and white post.

Background also includes industrial plant and a fragment of the USSR map showing the Volga River, Caspian Sea, and Ural Mountains.

A part of propaganda campaign rallying support for the First Five-Year Plan, 1928-1932, aimed at industrial revolution in the USSR.


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