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).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (7)

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



Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov following another championship win.

The first to congratulate the skater is her coach, Stanislav Zhuk.

Practice sessions for skaters and coach Tatyana Tarasova alike can be more tense than the most important competitions.

Time out.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Viet-Nam (6)

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 28, 2016

New China (17)

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

China has a surplus of coal available for export

Coke production in Dairen. The iron and steel industry if new China is rapidly growing

An iron works. China’s total output of pig-iron in 1952 was 31.45 per cent and that of steel 41.05 per cent greater than in 1951

A view of the state-owned Anshan Iron and Steel Works in Northeast China, which has switched to large-scale construction since the winter of 1952. Brilliant successes have been achieved in its rehabilitation and democratic reform work in the past three years

An oil refinery. China has rich oil deposits. In 1952, petroleum production was 24.94 per cent above the highest pre-liberation record

The factory produces ammonium sulphate. Land reform has opened up new demands for chemical fertilizer

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Soviet Siberia (19)

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.

Lovely new towns will be built in the depths of the taiga, new power stations will rise on the mighty rivers, and all the fabulous wealth of Siberia will be developed for the benefit of man, in this land that has been transformed by socialism.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Blue Adriatic (7)

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

Rabac, Croatia

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (36).

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

The Iron Works “West” at Calbe – one of the newest and largest nationally owned enterprises

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Maklas Foto (6)

Maklas Foto. Hardcover book published by Izdevnieciba “Liesma” Riga 1971, with black and white photographs throughout. Text is in Latvian, Russian, English and German.

Gunars Binde. Salute of a Labour