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, October 20, 2014

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (4).

Hardcover book published by Planeta Publishers Moscow 1975, 207 pages with colour and black and white photographs. All text is in English.

In the magnificent modern Palace of Congresses the 22nd, 23rd and 24th Congresses of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union were held.



Moscow’s landmarks.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This is Poland (11)

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.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Taichai: Standard Bearer in China's Agriculture (2).

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


The old Tachai was a rocky hilly area with poor soil and unruly waters. After agricultural co-operation was initiated in 1953, the Tachai Party branch determined to lead the peasants in remaking nature, for which purpose a ten-year plan was worked out in accordance with the peasants opinions.

The Party branch makes a point of educating the peasants in Mao Tsetung Thought. Chen Yung-kuei and the commune members discussing at the fields what they gain from the study of Chairman Mao's philosophic concepts.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Czechoslovakia by Frantisek Rachlik (16)

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

By aerotaxi over the GIANT MOUNTAINS (Krkonose), the highest range in Bohemia.

The giant EXCAVATOR, one of the largest of its kind, mainly used in open-cast mining.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crimea: Architecture Monuments (2).

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

The Palace of Young Pioneers was built in 1970

The building of the General Post Office in the city's centre

During the last decades Alushta has turned into a city of health resorts





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Soviet Siberia (8).

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.

Siberia today is a scientific and cultural centre of international importance. Numerous foreign delegations come, and international youth meetings, scientific and cultural conferences have become a firm tradition.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New China (2)

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

 “The railways taken over by us were more or less wrecked in the war.”

Large-scale construction begins