Designed by Natalia Danko (1892-1942) around 1922, this set sought to promote Soviet sentiment, whilst continuing the Russian tradition of chess. The Communist red side, made up of workers and Red Army soldiers, plays against the Capitalist whites, whose appearances are permeated with motifs of death and struggle. The production of this highly propagandistic chess set continued into the 1930s.
For other examples see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi Farforovyi Zavod, 1904-1944 [State Porcelain Factory, 1904-1944], St Petersburg, 2005, pp. 350-351.