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They Preserved Peace

A poignant Perestroika era Soviet poster depicting a Russian military jacket and dressed over it, a work coat. The soldier's coat is decorated with the gold star of the Hero of the Soviet Union, awarded for heroism, mostly during WWII. The work coat has the gold star of the Hero of Socialist Labor, awarded for exceptional work. The garments reveal a peaceful landscape of the Russian countryside, symbolically representing the motherland as the body and personality of the hero. Artwork by I. Iurchuk. 

Condition: Near Mint

Year: c.1990 - 32 years old

Size: 25.5" x 38.0" (65cm x 97cm)