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"Worker and peasant women -- all should go to the polls! Gather under the Red Banner along with men. We bring fear to the bourgeoisie." Marching side-by-side, women wearing traditional peasant sarafans (shapeless tunics) and worker blouses topple an overfed capitalist factory owner. This poster, which depicts larger-than-life women marching together, was intended to inspire illiterate women to vote and take part in the politics of communism.


N. Valerianov, 1925