Cantata in honor of inflated staff

Title

Cantata in honor of inflated staff

Description

"First photo: Poets: Tolmachev, D., and M. Romanov “The Fighting Pencil” group, 1959
They play their abaci like some virtuoso,
With pay raises, bonuses they play even more so;
They do magic tricks with wage rates, small and large,
With business expenses, an overtime charge …

TO MAKE THEIR PERFORMANCE ENJOYED BY US ALL
THIS STAFF OF EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE KICKED FROM PAYROLL!

Second photo: Poet: Shkliarinsky, S. “The Fighting Pencil” group, after 1974

If we keep so many on payroll
The expenses will just snowball.
They impede our progress, slow the stride...
The redundant staff must step aside!"

Creator

Semenov, B. - First photo; Belomlinsky, M. - Second photo

Date

1959

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

Art, Satire, Cartoons, Inflated Staff, Bureaucracy, Redundant Staff, Expenses, The Fighting Pencil

Coverage

Russia

Files

cantata1.jpg
cantata2.jpg

Reference

Semenov, B. - First photo; Belomlinsky, M. - Second photo, Cantata in honor of inflated staff, Rutgers, 1959

Cite As

Semenov, B. - First photo; Belomlinsky, M. - Second photo, “Cantata in honor of inflated staff,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/483.