The reason why I've denominated this Russian Makarov Automatic Pistol as a cultural artifact is that, in spite of its Stalinist origins, it bears on its grip a medallion of the Romanov double eagle which has been adopted as the national symbol of post-Communist Russia. Wow! Talk about mixed metaphors! A Communist firearm bearing the symbol of the Russian Imperial Family!
I have no information about this poster except that it's STALIN HOLDING A BABY. If I were that kid's parents I would be holding my breath so hard right now, given what happened to this other little girl: http://wonderfulthingsdaily.blogspot.co.uk/2006/12/presidents-and-babies.html