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 21, 2015

Taichai: Standard Bearer in China's Agriculture (6).

Taichai: Standard Bearer in China's Agriculture.  Paperback booklet published by Foreign Languages Press 1972, 29 pages. All text is in English.

Tachai peasants in the thick of the battle to transform nature.

Party branch secretary Chen Yung-kuei (left) joins the peasants in damming up the terraced fields.

Braving winter cold the young people carry big rocks to dam up the terraced fields.

Carry on the revolutionary tradition of hard work, Tachai peasants say: “In fighting revisionism we must not abandon our shoulder poles but should use them till the coming of communism.”

Friday, November 13, 2015

Crimea: Architecture Monuments (6).

Crimea: Architecture Monuments. Hardcover book published in 1991, 255 pages with colour photographs. Text is in Russian, English and German.

At the corner of Kirov Prospekt and Sovietskaya Square

The public centre of Yalta

The public centre of Yalta

Saturday, November 7, 2015

This is Poland (19)

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.

…inscriptions read: “To Heroes of September 1939”, “To Lubin Region Partisans 1939-1945”, “To Soldiers of the 1st Polish Army 1944-1945”

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Czechoslovakia by Frantisek Rachlik. (24)

Czechoslovakia by Frantisek Rachlik. Hardcover book published by SNTL, Prague 1957. All text is in English.

USTI ON THE ELBE. Industrial and commercial town in northern Bohemia with a transshipment port for exports especially to the west

The ship building yard at KOMARNO on the Danube has developed into one of the largest of its kind in Central Europe. Large ships for river transport are built here.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Soviet Siberia (14).

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.

He may be a geologist or a metal worker. Or he may help build some new town as well-planned and cheerful as that pearl of the Arctic – Norlisk.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New China (10)

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

The China Medical College in Shenyang (Mukden), Northeast China. To meet present-day needs, the College emphasizes preventative medicine and the training of needed specialists

Two students of China’s largest agicultural university of Agriculture in Peking. The students of this well-equiped university are trained in advanced Soviet agricultural science and study the age-old farming experience of China’s multi-million peasantry

Peasant girls attending class in a winter school. In the winter of 1952-53 some 50 million peasants attended winter schools for combating illiteracy. Peasant education made such a rapid advance that by the end of 1952 twenty six million had been transferred to regular schools

Children of Uigher nationality learn to write in their own language. In 1951, there were over 9,100 primary schools and 117 secondary schools of the national minorities in Northeast China, Inner Mongolia, Sinkiang, Chinghai, Ningsia, and other provinces.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (3)

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

Employees of the VEF have kindergartens, pioneer-camps, the rest-house in Jurmala for 1000 people annually at their disposal. The enterprise has a hospital, a preventorium, a science and culture palace, a complex of sport facilities as well as a large public catering establishement with specialized pavilions, cafes and snack-bars