Context: The US is using the UN and the Marshall Plan to dominate Europe and instigate violence. Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, the bearded man pictured, was a 19th-century Russian satirist.
- Caption in upper right: “M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin: ‘Now I see my heroes in a new light!'”
In the poster:
- US actors wreak hold up signs saying “World Domination,” “I’ll ruin you,” (a quote from Saltykov-Shchedrin), and “Marshallization of Europe” (a reference to the Marshall Plan). They trample objects labeled “UN Charter” and wipe blood off their hands with a cloth that says “UN Flag.”
Source: Cheremnykh, M. Cartoon. 20 Jan. 1951: 1. Krokodil Digital Archive. Web. 19 Apr. 2018