22 Victory Belongs to the Country Where Woman Is Equal to Man!

Victory Belongs to the Country Where Woman Is Equal to Man!

Look through some Soviet posters issued during and shortly after the World War II.

Only the country where men and women have equal rights will win. Ladies, start working instead of men and make our front line stronger.

Join female branches of the armed forces. Front ladies are assistants and friends of soldiers!

Long live female comrade-in-arms!

We promised our heroic husbands to forge weapons night and day and break a record in helping the front line!

Fascism is the worst enemy of women! Rise up and fight it!

Salute to outrageous patriots working for the Red Cross.  Young Communist Valentine Shimayeva is a nurse at a blood transfusion station who helped the injured during the Nazi bombardment. Lyudmila Maslihina, a student, saved a small child from fire. Lidiya Fyodorova knows how to deal with flame bombs, during the Nazi raid she participated in the process of fire extinguishing.

Being a donor is a great honour for a patriot.

Ladies, learn how to work instead of men who have gone to the battlefield. Strong hinterland makes the front line strong.

Joint donors of the Red Cross. Any amount of blood needed for saving our outrageous soldiers’ lives must be at our disposal.

Ladies are ready to drive tractors and work instead of men who fight the Fascism.

Take in the entire harvest!


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22 Responses to “Victory Belongs to the Country Where Woman Is Equal to Man!”

  1. Theebeatnik says:

    Great collection!

  2. Tovarich Volk says:


  3. Tovarich Volk says:

    Sorry, Poster #20 features Vasili Zaitsev, excellent!

  4. Hola! says:

    Actually, Soviet Russia used to be progressive in many ways, till it got to Btrezhnev, when it was practically frozen….

  5. marxistworker says:

    Stalinism did not treat women equally in peacetime. Stalin really wanted women to be babushkas and support men. He banned abortions in 1936. He did not trust his comrades’ wives (Mrs. Molotov, for example), he sent innocent women to the camps (if he believed their husbands were enemies- Anna Larina, for example); he was frightened of intelligent, independent women- killing Olga Kameneva and torturing and murdering Comrade Maria Spiridonova, a true heroine.

    • Hirsh says:

      Thanks for putting thinks in perspective. Allowing women to take on these duties was a matter of necessity for Stalin, not enlightenment about a woman’s role in society.

    • L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

      You get negative votes for bashing Stalin? Hmm, maybe you should change your handle? ;-)

    • Archy Bunka says:

      How many millions died as a result of forced collectivization in the Soviet Union under Stalin? The kulaks, the ones with brains and ambition to run an efficient farm, were forced onto large, collectives which were run by drunken, low lifes empowered by Stalin, result: mass famine and cannibalism. What lies these posters represent. Socialism, suffered a blow from which it will never recover from these policies. The Bolsheviks stole the land from people who, over centuries, earned the land they worked, the people starved.

      • parabellum says:

        Tell me what Archie Bunka died in the Soviet Union if the country does not have its own aircraft, automotive, machine building, electronics industry? If illiteracy reached 65 percent of the adult population, which could oppose these men against tanks, bombers, small arms.

      • parabellum says:

        Why hunger in tsarist Russia was regularly while no one should not harm the kulaks

    • parabellum says:

      Are you comrade Trotskyist?

    • Papa Karlo says:

      Spiridonova behaved like a heroine in prison, but until revolution she was a terrorist who killed innocent people, in 1906 she killed an ordinary low-rank government official. She was sentenced to death which was replaced to life in prison. So she brought her destiny on herself. I think when her former colleagues communists shot her in the woods in 1941, she may have wished she had been hanged in 1906 instead of watching her native country decimated by the likes of her.

  6. Mr. Fox says:

    “Only the country where men and women have equal rights will win.”

    I hope every feminist had this mind. not “Woman is superior to man.” or “woman is weak, so woman don’t have to do hard work.”

  7. sabotos says:

    Courageous, instead of outrageous. Also interesting to learn that tractor is the same borrowed word in both russian and english.

  8. Nergol says:

    Plummeting birth rates and demographic oblivion belongs to the country where woman is equal to man!

  9. geoff says:

    The idea of women being equal is frowned on by nearly half the world, that is the PRIMITIVE half.

    Like Mr. Fox says not weaker or stronger just “Equal”.

    • geoff says:

      This is small silly thing but this is how I see it.

      Women is Love then wisdom. Man is Wisdom then love.

      Equal but different

  10. CZenda says:

    Where is Lydia Litvyak?

  11. step ladder says:

    Very interesting pics.

  12. Roberto says:

    Beautiful post! Only one kind information: the word “outrageous” has an extremely negative connotation in English and is not a compliment.

  13. Awesome pics, like them all very much!!!

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