The “Development of the transport is one of the most important tasks” poster was used in Soviet Russia to encourage and justify the work of the people.
The image is one of modernity with a train towering over a man on a horse. This is intended to depict the power of a train in comparison to the traditional horse. Behind this image is one of numerous other trains zooming along their tracks.
During the Soviet era freight rail travel increased 55 times and passenger train travel increased 10 times. With vast expanse of the Soviet empire it was an important means of communications for the people from different sides of the country. The following article explains more about rail transport in the Soviet Union.
This is one of a series of posters which encouraged work and industry in the Soviet Empire during Stalins rain. Another in our collection of Soviet Propaganda Posters include the for proletarian Park of Culture and Recreation poster.