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).

Friday, February 23, 2018

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (10).

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.

The lychee has long been known as “a delicious fruit from the Nanling Mountains”. Since the establishment of the people's communes, the commune members have used their collective strength to transform the old orchards, build new ones and plant large numbers of lychee trees, bringing about a sharp increase in the output.

A bumper harvest of organges at Luogang.

The pineapple adapts well to different soil conditions. Commune members turn barren hills to use by planting them with pineapples.

To meet the needs of the city, the suburban communes of Guangzhou are striving to grow more and better vegetables and ensure a more balanced supply.

A fruit store.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (12)


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

The parks and the city can of Riga

The house of Politcal Education of the LKP Central Committee.

Hotel “Ridzene”

Monday, February 12, 2018

This is Poland (30)


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.

Tending the garden is a favourite pastime after work

Miners – “Sunday painters” form their own world of colour

Friday, February 9, 2018

Viet-Nam (12)

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.

Le camarage Le Duan au meeting funebre a l'occasion de la mort du president Ho Chi Minh

Friday, February 2, 2018

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (19).

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.

Today there is always an endless stream of people passing through Red Square – they come from all over the world to visit the Lenin Mausoleum… They walk slowly past the grave of the Unknown Soldier on which, like a living heart flutters the Eternal Fire. This is a memorial to the glory of a people who defeated fascism in the most formidable of all wars known to history.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Magyarorszag (3)

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




Friday, January 19, 2018

New China (21)

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

The forge of a heavy machinery plant under construction

The rotating machinery workshop of Shanghai Electric Machinery Works, a new-type plant manufacturing giant generators, transformers and motors