Context: US forces are dominating Europe, and acting like it’s some kind of spring, or awakening.
- Caption at top: Spring in the West
- Text under/in boxes, clockwise from top left:
- Days have lengthened noticeably. (the poster on the wall reads “Directive on extension of the work day”)
- Leaflets have shown up in certain places. (the leaflets read “Down with reaction!” [this is the literal translation; the meaning is difficult to translate into English, but the phrase is used in communist and socialist rhetoric against Western imperialism] and “Down with intervention!”)
- Spring hunting with gun dogs is in full swing. (the word for “gun dogs” here, lyagavoi, is also slang for “cops”)
- Birds from across the sea are building their nests in Europe.
Image: Efimov, Boris. Cartoon. 30 Apr. 1948: 12. Krokodil Digital Archive. Web. 21 Apr. 2018