|Social plakat " Life is getting better after WW II" appeared in 50th. After WWI the Soviet state has been in a better position
than previously to step up the production of consumer goods, and, in this way, to provide the Soviet citizens with material
incentives to work harder and more efficiently. In the mid-sixties, 2 million new apartments were built and millions of television
sets' washing machines, and refrigerators produced annually. The Soviet Union still lags behind the US and the more advanced
Western European countries in the production of consumer goods, but the gap separating it from them is narrower than
it was a decade ago.
Until recently a highly developed industrialized economy existed in the Soviet Union. In 1967 the Soviet Union produced
more than 100 million tons of ingot steel, or about 80% of the US production for that same year. In 1972 Soviet steel production
surpassed US production. Soviet space technology compares favourably with that of the US, and the Soviet Union now
out produced the United states in the mining of coal and iron ore and in the manufacturing of railroad locomotives, refined
sugar, and cement.
These areas of production are, however, far from being representative, and the overall production of the US economy
continues to exceed that of the Soviet Union by a wide margin. But the 6.5% average annual growth of the Soviet Gross
National Product for the period 1955-1960 was considerably above the 3.5% rate of the US GNP for the years 1950-1963.
During the 1950's the Soviet Union's much more rapid rate of growth made it seem that the Soviet economy would not take long
to overtake that of the US. But the improved performance of the US economy during the sixties has influenced economists to
view the Soviet prospects for economic leadership less optimistically.
In recent years Soviet economic planners have realized that they must improve and correct imperfections in the Soviet system
of planning and management if they are to maintain the Soviet Union's high rate of economic growth.
Plakat "Life is getting better after WW II" appeared in 1961.Author of this plakat is painter Ivanov V.S.
The reprint has appeared in 2003 circulation of 500 copies on art paper(enamel-paper),
high quality and rather heavy two-side coated printing paper with smooth surface.Density of paper is 90g/m2
Title: Life is getting better after WW II|
Size: 11 3/8 x 16 1/2 in (29,7 x 42 cm)
Material: printer ink on paper