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Sculpture, female shock worker, USSR (CCCP), 1950-1960s


Sculpture of a female shock worker
Presumably from the 1950s to 1960s
32,0 x 45,0 cm
3,0 kg

About this piece of art

We found the sculpture of this female shock worker in Dnipro, Ukraine. This was a sculpture to celebrate women's labour in Soviet times.

What we know about shock workers

The "Shock worker of Communist Labour" (Ударник коммунистического труда Udarnik kommunisticheskogo truda) was an official title of honour awarded in the Soviet Union to those who displayed exemplary performance in labour discipline. It was awarded with a badge and certificate, as well as a cash prize.

The title of shock worker existed at least since the 1930s. However, its promotion was developed in the 1950s, to encourage a communist attitude towards work and the creation of the material-technical basis for the development of communism and education towards a communist society. Soviet propaganda was creating its own national mythology with the workers themselves as gods. A new breed of superheroes known as shock workers would spearhead the charge, and the bard of the revolution.

Condition: B • Near Mint condition.

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