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).

Monday, November 11, 2019

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (21)

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

Each summer approximately 7000 students start their “3rd work semester” in all the branches of economy. The students' construction teams annually carry out work for over 6.5 million roubles. Latvian students work likewise in other fraternal republics and by exchange – in the CMEA countries

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ceskoslovenska mesta (14)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.

PLZEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Magyarorszag (12)

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





Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New China (30)

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

Since the land reform, the new peasant landowners have organized themselves into mutual-aid teams. Six million teams of this kind have emerged throughout the country

A mutual-aid team winnowing wheat

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina (6).

Bosnia and Herzegovina, text by Alojz Benac and Ivan Lovenovic. Hardcover book published by Sour “Svjetlost” Jugoslovenska Revija 1986.

Banja Luka is a town which after the Liberation, developed rapidly as an industrial centre, with a university and many other educational institutions. Lying on the river Vrbas, Banja Luka is mentioned in historical documents as far bck as the XV century, and the first settlements in this region date from the Roman period. In 1969 Banja Luka and a wide area surrounding it were struck by a catastrophic earthquake which caused great suffering and loss among the population and enormous damage to the economy and to all other fields of activity. More than 80% of the town's buildings were destroyed, but in a powerful demonstration of solidarity on the part of the peoples and nationalities of Yugoslavia it was completely rebuilt.

Banja Luka is a town of tree lined avenues and many cultural monuments, among which are the old Kastel fortress, the theatre and numerous other cultural institutions.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (17)

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu. Hardcover book published 1963. Text is in Russian, English, French, German and Spanish.

USSR Economic Achievements Exhibition. Industry Square

Sunday, October 13, 2019

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (19)

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.


Night view of the Friendship Theatre.