The Sovereign state of the Caucasus – and Stalin’s home nation – Georgia was a critical part of the USSR. After the Georgian Democratic government was forced into exile in the 1920s, Russian began a policy of integration, which included the removal of the Georgian language as the official state language.
Georgia’s struggle for self-actualisation and autonomy is visible through its film and propaganda posters. Many were banned from international distribution. With their stark simplicity and bold colours, these posters showcase an underground artistic movement which prospered despite strict Soviet censorship.