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, May 21, 2015

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (8).

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.

Yury Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut, and Sergei Korolev, the outstanding Soviet designer, were close friends. These photographs were taken at Yury Gagarin’s home in March 1968, at the last interview given by the pioneer hero of space.





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This is Poland (16)

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.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Soviet Siberia (11).

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.

 A great deal impresses the visitors, but perhaps nothing so much as the magnificent group of scientific institutes founded by the Siberian Branch of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences near Novosibirsk. In 1957 it was decided to build…

… Akademgorodok (Academy Township). In a very short time modern laboratories and attractive housing estates with all modern conveniences had sprung up in a picturesque birch wood. Siberian scientists are working on a vast variety of problems from genetics to archaeology, from permafrost…








Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Glance at China’s Economy by Cheng Shih (11).

A Glance at China’s Economy by Cheng Shih. Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1974.

A workers’ residential area.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Czechoslovakia by Frantisek Rachlik. (21)

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

Light athletics is a widely practiced popular sport. In ten years (1945-1955) Czechoslovak sportsmen achieved 36 worlds records in light athletics.




Saturday, May 2, 2015

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (26).

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 stand of nationally-owned motor-car works VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach at the Vienna Spring Fair.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Crimea: Architecture Monuments (4).

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

The seacoast at Gaspra, Kareiz and Miskhor is saturated with modern buildings of numerous sanatoriums and rest homes