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, July 26, 2014

Pyongyang (26)

Pyongyang.  Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang, DPRK 1980.  Text is in English.

The great leader President Kim Il Sung receives guest from many countries

Friday, July 25, 2014

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (2).

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.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Maklas Foto

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

Leonis Balodis. Factory at night (Detail)

Janis Talbergs. Plavinu Hydroelectric Power Station

Vladimirs Gallis. Harbour study

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inside a People’s Commune: Report from Chiliying by Chu Li and Tien Chieh-yun (5).

Inside a People’s Commune: Report from Chiliying by Chu Li and Tien Chieh-yun. Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1974. All text is in English.

The commune’s tractor station trains competent drivers, who can also attend to maintenance and repairs, for the brigades.

Wang Ai-hua (centre) and her mates belong to the first batch of peasants who have become workers in the commune’s spinning mill.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Along the Yellow River (18)

Along the Yellow River. Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1975. (This album is made based on pictures and texts which appeared in China Pictorial between June 1973 and May 1974, with some editorial changes.) Text is in English.

A highway, built after liberation, passes by the Jihyueh Mountain.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978. Paperback book/magazine published by Kossuth Könyvkiadó Budapest 1978, 192 pages. All text is in Hungarian.

A Budapesti Vasas sportiskolaja




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Soviet Siberia (7).

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 laying of a new oil pipeline.  It is not yet known just how much ‘black gold’ lies beneath Siberia, but there is certainly more than in any of the world’s present major oil fields