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).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Dresden Von einem Kollektiv Dresdner Fotografen.  Hardcover publishd by F.A. Brockhaus Verlag 1974.  Text is in German, contains a separate booklet with Russian, Czech, Polish, English and French translations of the captions.

The new cinema in Prager Strasse

Broad streets enable the traffic to flow freely – in the background the new cinema

The great wind-tunnel in the Institute for Applied Aerodynamics of the Technical University

View of part of the new Prager Strasse and of multi-storey buildings at Central Station

Prager Strasse: “International” restaurant

Erich Honecker, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), accompanied by Prof. Kurt Hager, Secretary of the Central Committee and a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the SED, and Werner Krolikowski, also a member of the Political Bureau, taking a walk along the Prager Strasse.  In March 1973, Erich Honecker paid a visit to the VIIth Art Exhibition of the GDR

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tibet Today.

Tibet Today.  Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1974. Text is in English.

Many freed serfs have become politically conscious and now cadres.  Among the commune members is Paima (right), member of the Region’s Chinese Communist Party Committee and secretary of the Party branch at Kapang Commune in Chilung County.

Yang Tsung (centre front), freed Tibetan serf, now a member of the Region’s Revolutionary Committee, with committee members.

Tibetan women too, have high political status.  Pa Sang (centre), a slave from childhood before liberation, is now secretary of the Party Committee of the Region and chairman of Langshien County Revolutionary Committee.

These former slaves have become coal miners.

Women textile workers of Tibetan nationality.

Nachin Hydro-Electric Power Station.

Another modern hydro-electric power station in construction.

Tsaitanchoka (left), a Tibetan technician of Lhasa Machine Repair Plant, and a worker of Han nationality.

Workers of Lhasa “July First” Farm Machinery Plant at work.

Woman tractor driver.

Apple trees transplanted from the shores of Pohai Bay on China’s east coast bear well in Tibet.

Weather station.

Technicians in a laboratory of Tibet Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science.

Making buttered tea.


Primary school children.  Before liberation the sons and daughters of the labouring people had no chance to go to school.  Now the region has more than 2,500 schools of various kinds not only in towns but also in the rural and pastoral areas, giving the children of emancipated serfs easy access to schooling.

Border guards opening up waste land.

Tibetan commune members offer buttered tea to a PLA man who is helping the commune with deep ploughing.

PLA men of Tibetan and Han nationalities exchange military skill with the militia.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New China Builds. (2)

New China Builds, Compiled by the Academy of Building Research, the State Capital Construction Commission.  Hardcover book published by China Building Industry Press 1976.  Text is in English.

Kaoching Power Station, Shihchingshan Power Plant, Peking. The Control Room.

Hsinan River Hydro-electric Station, Chekiang. The Control Room.

Peking General Petro-Chemical Works. The Control Room of a Refining Plant.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Noukogude-Eesti 1940-1965 (Soviet Estonia 1940-1965)

Noukogude-Eesti 1940-1965 (Soviet Estonia 1940-1965).  Hardcover book published by Kirjastus “Eesti Raamat” Tallinn 1965.  Text is in Estonian, there is a separate booklet with Russian, English and Finnish (?) translations.

In 25 years Soviet Estonia has become an advanced industrial country. Compared with the output of 1940, our industrial production is now more than 16 times as great. The power, oil-shale, chemical and apparatus-building industries are novel features, typical of the Estonian industry of today. The engineering and building-materials industries have also made considerable progress. The  Largest industrial enterprises in Estonia are the Baltic Thermal Power Plant, the Kohtla-J√§rve Oil-Shale Plant named after V. I. Lenin, the Electric Motor Plant “Volta”, the Mercury Arc Rectifier Plant named after M. I. Kalinin, the Maardu Chemical Plant, etc. 
At Sirgala and other places we can see walking excavators and giant lorries at work in new open-cast mines.

At Tallinn airport.

Tallinn.  The Baltic Station.

The fodder-processing plant at Tamsalu is one of the largest of its kind in the Republic. It processes fodder for livestock, fowl and fish, using 150 different recipes.

More than 200 specialists are at work at the Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture and Melioration.  A small town has been constructed for the research workers at Saku.

The research workers of the Institute of Experimental Biology, affiliated to the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR., and students of the Biology Department of Tartu State University, determining the intensity of photosynthesis in beet-root.

At the furniture exhibition.

Tallinn. The book-shop “Lugemisvara” (Readers’ Treasure-house) in the Writers’ House.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New China Builds.

New China Builds, Compiled by the Academy of Building Research, the State Capital Construction Commission.  Hardcover book published by China Building Industry Press 1976.  Text is in English.

Terminal Building of Urumchi Airport. Exterior View.
Terminal Building of Hangchow Airport. Exterior View

 Terminal Building of Urumchi Airport, Sinkiang. Waiting Hall.

 Terminal Building of Urumchi Airport, Sinkiang.  Reception Room.

Peking Railway Station.

Foochow Railway Station.

Shaoshan Railway Station, Hunan.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Russia in peace & in war

Russia in peace & in war by Pat Sloan. 
Softcover book published by The Pilot Press 1941, Text is in English.

Electric treatment in a State clinic

Russia’s most modern mountaineering hut – on Mt. Elbrus, highest mountain in Europe

Young girls vote in General Election