Poster: ‘Crossed Out by October 1917’

Source: Marx Memorial Library (MML), Reference: PO-0001

In this 1933 poster about 1917, Vitkor Deni characterised the figures that were wiped out by both revolutions. In the first panel, you can see the Tsar, his wife, Rasputin and the church being crossed out, as a representation of their ousting during the February Revolution. In the second panel, this is replaced by moneybags and the looming capitalist figure in the centre. Many figures that were either part of the provisional government or leading figures in the White Army are characterised as being wiped out by the October Revolution, including Kerensky, Denikin, Wrangel, Kolchak and Kaledin.