Glory to Great October! Greeting Card

Слава Великому Октябрю!

Слава Великому Октябрю!

This is a Soviet greeting card, I suppose, measuring about 6-7/8 inches by 3-3/4 inches. I assume that, since Christmas was illegal, one needed a festive occasion on which to send such a card — and what better occasion than the anniversary (which just happens to be today) of the Octyabrskaya Revolyutsiya! (For you bourgeoisie out there, that’s Russki for “October Revolution.”)

As far as my extremely limited Russian can tell, the caption means, of course, “Glory to Great October.”

What’s really interesting is the “copyright” notice:

The first line is the artist credit: a name that sounds out to something like Lukbyanov.

I’m not sure what the first word is immediately after the copyright symbol. The second word, however, is one that I recognize. It’s pravda. I’m going to guess that copyright was held by the Soviet state, and God help you if you made unlicensed copies.

If you can shed any light on this particular card, then by all means please leave a comment.

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