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, August 26, 2013

Soviet Siberia.

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. 



The words painted on the grey rock of Pursei Point announced that here the Bratsk power station would be built.  Soon work was in full swing and the roar of the Angara rapids was drowned by the din of bulldozers and the hum of helicopters.  Then a few years later…

… the giant dam spanned the river.  The Bratsk and (shortly to be commissioned) Krasnoyarsk power stations are the biggest in the world.  But not for long: soon even bigger power stations will be built on the Yenisei and the lower reaches of the Lena, bringing more heat and warmth to this harsh land.

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