Vintage Russian May 1 socialist Lenin related Poster
1929 antique Soviet Union communist party poster.
Retouched: colours restored to original, white border and background part cleaned and restored, red letters bottom cleaned and restored.
The red slogan below translates to : Long live May 1.
Desctiption: a worker freed himself from chains and is waving a communist party red flag iwth the silhouette of Lenin.
International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour (labour) movement. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other.
May Day was celebrated illegally in Russia until the February Revolution enabled the first legal celebration in 1917. The following year, after the Bolshevik seizure of power, the May Day celebrations were boycotted by Mensheviks, Left Socialist Revolutionaries and anarchists. It became an important official holiday of the Soviet Union, celebrated with elaborate popular parade in the centre of the major cities. The biggest celebration was traditionally organised on the Red Square, where the General Secretary of the CPSU and other party and government leaders stood atop Lenin's Mausoleum and waved to the crowds. Since 1992, May Day is officially called "The Day of Spring and Labour", and remains a major holiday in present-day Russia.
Main colours: red, white, grey (grey), black