Smokagogue

Title

Smokagogue

Description

"Smokagogue is an acronym of two words: smoke and demagogue.

Poet: Suslov, V.

To clean the air?—He says that we must.
“I’ll put the filters there; my word is like a rock.”
His pledge does not get blown away like dust…
The dust goes down,
His pledge goes up in smoke.
Written on the calendar pages:
“Will stop,” “Won’t do it,” “Promise.”"

Creator

Trunev, Y.

Date

1973

Source

Rutgers

Relation

Rights

Source: Holzer, M., Illiash, I., Gabrielian, V., & Kuznestsova, L. (2010). Red Tape from Red Square:Bureaucratic Commentary in Soviet Graphic Satirical Art. Poughkeepsie, NY: NetPublications

Publisher

Rutgers

Contributor

Rutgers

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

Russian

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Smokagogue, Art, Satire, Cartoons, Posters, Pollution

Coverage

Russia

Files

smokagogue.jpg

Reference

Trunev, Y., Smokagogue, Rutgers, 1973

Cite As

Trunev, Y., “Smokagogue,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed September 27, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/466.