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, November 18, 2017

Viet-Nam (10)

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.


Monday, November 13, 2017

The Blue Adriatic (11)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

Pag, Croatia

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (11)

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. Paperback magazine published by Novosti Press Agency. All text is in English.

Moscow's chief architect, Mikhail Posokhin, aquaints Lord Killanin, President of the International Olympic Committee, with the city's development plan.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Magyarorszag (2)

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


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (8).

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan, compiled by China International Travel Service, Guangzhou Branch and Editorial Department of the Guangdong People's Publishing House. Paperback book published by Guangdong People's Publishing House 1977, 112 pages. All text is in English.

Guangzhou Silk and Ramie Textile Mill.

Sewing machines were rare in rural China in the old days. After liberation the Guangzhou Sewing Machine Factory was rebuilt and expanded to meet the rising demand. It now turns out more than 300,000 sewing machines every year. Above: Workers in an assembly shop.

The Foshan solk weaving industry has a very long history. Before liberation it was mostly carried on manually by workers toiling laboriously. Output was low and of few varieties. It was only after liberation that this trade began to develop rapidly. Above: A weaving shop in the Hongmian Silk-weaving Mill which produces more than 20,000 metres of silk fabrics daily.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (10)

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia). Hardcover book published by Riga Avots 1985, 215 pages with colour photographs throughout.

135,000 children spend their summer holidays at the trade-union pioneer camps



War veteran and poet, Honoured Worker of Culture Julijs Vanags visiting the pioneers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This is Poland (28)

This is Poland. Softcover book published by Interpress Publishers Warsaw 1972, 216 pages with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations. All text is in English.

In this idyllic landscape only the chimney stacks are here to remind us we are in the very heart of Silesia

Young people receive free training in Polish glider centres

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked over the camp fire