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).

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Leningrad.  Hardcover book published by Aurora Art Publishers 1974.  Text is in English.

Dwelling houses on the Sverdlov Embankment

The Red October Concert Hall

Gorky House of Culture

Dwelling house on the Karpovka Embankment

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thirty Years of the Soviet State: Calendar

Thirty Years of the Soviet State: Calendar 1917 XXX 1947.  Hardcover book published by Foreign Language Publishing House Moscow 1947. Text is in English. 
(From the collection of Al Drummond.)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chinese Acrobatics.

Chinese Acrobatics: L’Acrobatie chinoise: Akrobati ya Kichina.  Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press.  Text is in English, French and Swahili.

Balancing on a swaying ladder.


On the flying trapeze.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Changjiang River Transportation (Picture Album)

Changjiang River Transportation (Picture Album) by Changjiang Shipping Administration.  Hardcover book published 1981.  Text is Chinese and English.

 Transporting steel products

The remote control room of an unmanned engine room 

2nd class cabin

3rd class cabin

The “San Ba” gongban (March – 8th work team) - girls of the team discussing how to improve service.

In the passenger cabin

Passengers taking their meal

A new passenger station

Coal conveyers

Cylinder liners manufactured by the Wuhan Ship Spare Parts Factory.  Over 4,000 kinds of spare parts can be produced by the Changjiang workers.

The Communication centre of the Changjiang Shipping Administration.

 An electronic computer station for ship designing.

Dynamiting underwater reefs.

New beacon – men under training
(Caption should read ‘Cultivating new forces’)

Seaman’s swimming pool

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Tashkent, compiled and introduced by M. Bulatov, Doctor of Architecture and T. Kadrova, Candidate of Architecture, photographs by V. Stukalov.  Hardcover book published by Aurora Art Publishers 1977, text is in English and Russian.

Uzbekistan Hotel, 1974. 
Designed by L. Yershova, I. Merport amd V. Rashchupkin.

Lenin Square, 1966-74 (detail only).
Designed by L. Adamov, S. Adylov, B. Mezentsev, E. Rozanov, F. Tursunov, V. Shestopalov and A. Yakushev.

The Uzbek SSR Ministries Building, 1973.
Designed by L. Adamov, P. Zaritsky, B. Mezentsev, E. Rozanov and V. Shestopalov.

Block of flats in residential area C-27, 1973
Designed by S. Adylov, I. Koptelova and G. Korobovtsev.

The Aeroflot building, 1974.
Designed by L. Ivanov

The Central Department Store, 1964.
Designed by L.Blat, L. Komissar and A. Freitag.

The Art Museum of the Uzbek SSR, 1974.
Designed by I. Abdulov and S. Rosenblum.

The House of Knowledge, 1968.
Designed by I. Demchinskaya, Yu. Miroshnichenko and S. Shuvayeva.

Blocks of flats Nos 28 and 29 on Chukurasai Street, 1974.
Designed by V. Tsuladze

Block of flats in the Karakamysh district, 1973.
Designed by D. Karimov and V. Tsuladze.

The George Dimitrov school, 1969.
Designed by V. Yankov.

The Lazzat café, 1970, Interiors. 
Design and interior decoration by A. Zharsky, N. Zharsky and P. Zharsky.

The Lazzat café, 1970, Interiors. 
Design and interior decoration by A. Zharsky, N. Zharsky and P. Zharsky.

The Gulistan restaurant, 1967. Interior.
Designed by L. Komissar.

Block of flats in Gorky Square, 1970.
Designed by G. Alexandrovich.

Block of flats in Gorky Square.  Entrance to the children’s library.
Ganch and stone carving by folk craftsman Mahmud Usmanov.

Monument Glory to the Komsomol, 1972.
By A. Akmedov and I. Klenitsky.
Architectural design by E. Yefremov.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New China Builds. (3)

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.
Ma-anshan Iron and Steel Company. Blast Furnaces.

Living Quarters of Meishan Iron Works, Nanking. A bed-room.