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
Monday, November 6, 2017
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
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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.
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). 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. 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