ROSTA posters

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Vladimir Mayakovsky, "Rosta Window No. 583"

ROSTA Posters (also known as ROSTA Windows, Russian: Окна РОСТА, ROSTA being an acronym for the Russian Telegraph Agency, the state news agency from 1918 to 1935) were a propagandistic medium of communication used in the Soviet Union to communicate important messages and instill specific beliefs and ideology within the minds of the masses.



Rosta posters were easily identifiable by their context and distinct style.


The basis for the content of ROSTA posters was political messages from the Soviet Union, sometimes referred to as agitprop. Agitprop is political propaganda, especially the communist propaganda used in Soviet Russia, that is spread to the general public through popular media such as literature, plays, pamphlets, films, and other art forms with an explicitly political message.



  • "Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons | Artists: P-Z". Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  • Ward, Alex (2008). Power to the People: Early Soviet Propaganda Posters in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. London, UK, Ashgate, ISBN 0-85331-981-2