Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Viet-Nam (9)

Viet-Nam, text by Nikolai Solntsev, photography by Victor Guinsbourg, Albert Lieberman, Evgueni Lomovski. Hardover book published by Editions Paneta Moscou and Editions Van Hoa Hanoi 1986. All text is in French.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (17).

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin.  
Hardcover book published by Planeta Publishers Moscow 1975, 207 pages with colour and black and white photographs. All text is in English.

Red Square is always crowded with people.

This monument erected in 1818 by the sculptor Ivan Martos stands for the greatness and steadfastness of the Russian people. It portrays Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky, who at the beginning of the seventeenth century headed a people’s volunteer army which drove the Polish and Lithuanian invaders from Moscow.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Magyarorszag (1)

Magyarorszag. Hardcover book with pictorial boards published by Corvina 1972. All text is in Hungarian.

Monday, August 28, 2017

New China (19)

New China. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press 1953, unpaginated with black and white photographs. All text is in English.

The People’s Republic of China is a large, fraternal co-operative and multinational family.

In far Tibet, with Potala Palace in the background, the people jubilantly celebrate the liberation, happiness and prosperity that have come to them since they returned to the fold of the motherland

Yangko dancers in Tien An Men Square. The Yangko dance was created by peasants in northern Shensi Province and enriched by the artists who gathered in the revolutionary centre of Yenan during the war with Japan.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (8)

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu. Hardcover book published 1963. Text is in Russian, English, French, German and Spanish.

Moscow State Lomonosov University on the Lenin Hills

Central Lenin Stadium viewed from the Moskva River

Central Lenin Museum and the Metro-Bridge across the Moskva River

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Soviet Siberia (23)

Soviet Siberia by E. Klenov and G. Paderin. Hardcover book with pictorial boards (no dust jacket) published by Progress Publishers Moscow 1970, unpaginated with colour and black and white photographs.

The younger generations are carrying on the good work. They have built modern factories and airports, stations and river ports, thousands of miles of electric transmission lines and roads. And the job goes on…

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (3)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.