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).

Sunday, December 17, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (9).

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.

Guangzhou No.1 People's Hospital.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (18).

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

Not far from Moscow is Zvezdny Gorodok (Stellar Town), where the Soviet cosmonauts live and work.




Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov were the first to demonstrate the possibility of prolonged space flight, spending 18 days aboard the spaceship Soyuz-9.

Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Hero of the Soviet Union, is the only woman who has been up into space.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

This is Poland (29)

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.

Quantities of urea are exported to India

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (5)

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

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HRADEC KRALOVE

LITVINOV

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Grand Canal: An Odyssey (9)

The Grand Canal: An Odyssey. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press 1987, 197 pages.

After the Grand Canal flows into Wuxi, it is divided into three streams. This is one of them.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Crimea: Architecture Monuments (10).

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

The Yalta Hotel has become a notable sight in the Southern Coast of the Crimea

The Ukranian Sanatorium is a typical example of architecture of the post war decade and follows both classic and national traditions.

The architecture of the Druzhba Holiday Hotel is marked by clear lines and precise geometric forms

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Viet-Nam (10)

Viet-Nam, text by Nikolai Solntsev, photography by Victor Guinsbourg, Albert Lieberman, Evgueni Lomovski. Hardover book published by Editions Paneta Moscou and Editions Van Hoa Hanoi 1986. All text is in French.


Monday, November 13, 2017

The Blue Adriatic (11)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

Pag, Croatia

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (11)

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. Paperback magazine published by Novosti Press Agency. All text is in English.

Moscow's chief architect, Mikhail Posokhin, aquaints Lord Killanin, President of the International Olympic Committee, with the city's development plan.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Magyarorszag (2)

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


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (8).

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.

Guangzhou Silk and Ramie Textile Mill.

Sewing machines were rare in rural China in the old days. After liberation the Guangzhou Sewing Machine Factory was rebuilt and expanded to meet the rising demand. It now turns out more than 300,000 sewing machines every year. Above: Workers in an assembly shop.

The Foshan solk weaving industry has a very long history. Before liberation it was mostly carried on manually by workers toiling laboriously. Output was low and of few varieties. It was only after liberation that this trade began to develop rapidly. Above: A weaving shop in the Hongmian Silk-weaving Mill which produces more than 20,000 metres of silk fabrics daily.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (10)

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

135,000 children spend their summer holidays at the trade-union pioneer camps



War veteran and poet, Honoured Worker of Culture Julijs Vanags visiting the pioneers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This is Poland (28)

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.

In this idyllic landscape only the chimney stacks are here to remind us we are in the very heart of Silesia

Young people receive free training in Polish glider centres

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked over the camp fire

Saturday, October 14, 2017

New China (20)

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

Students, workers and government personnel participate in morning physical exercises. These exercises broadcast and popularized in many other ways are done by millions everyday

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (9)

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

Karl Marx Monument


Monday, September 25, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (4)

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

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Viet-Nam (9)

Viet-Nam, text by Nikolai Solntsev, photography by Victor Guinsbourg, Albert Lieberman, Evgueni Lomovski. Hardover book published by Editions Paneta Moscou and Editions Van Hoa Hanoi 1986. All text is in French.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (17).

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

Red Square is always crowded with people.

This monument erected in 1818 by the sculptor Ivan Martos stands for the greatness and steadfastness of the Russian people. It portrays Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky, who at the beginning of the seventeenth century headed a people’s volunteer army which drove the Polish and Lithuanian invaders from Moscow.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Magyarorszag (1)

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






Monday, August 28, 2017

New China (19)

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

The People’s Republic of China is a large, fraternal co-operative and multinational family.

In far Tibet, with Potala Palace in the background, the people jubilantly celebrate the liberation, happiness and prosperity that have come to them since they returned to the fold of the motherland

Yangko dancers in Tien An Men Square. The Yangko dance was created by peasants in northern Shensi Province and enriched by the artists who gathered in the revolutionary centre of Yenan during the war with Japan.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (8)

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

Moscow State Lomonosov University on the Lenin Hills

Central Lenin Stadium viewed from the Moskva River

Central Lenin Museum and the Metro-Bridge across the Moskva River

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Soviet Siberia (23)

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 younger generations are carrying on the good work. They have built modern factories and airports, stations and river ports, thousands of miles of electric transmission lines and roads. And the job goes on…

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (3)

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

HRADEC KRALOVE

LOKET

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Red Detachment of Women – A Modern Revolutionary Ballet: Revised collectively by the China Ballet Troupe (May 1970 script). (12)

Red Detachment of Women – A Modern Revolutionary Ballet: Revised collectively by the China Ballet Troupe (May 1970 script). Hardcover book published by the Foreign Lanuages Press Peking 1972, 169 pages with black and white and colour photographs. Text is in English.

Wu Ching-hua and her comrades-in-arms mourn Comrade Hung Chang-ching; they resolve to carry on the cause of the fallen hero and wage revolution until final victory.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (10)

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. Paperback magazine published by Novosti Press Agency. All text is in English.

The Russian bread baked in Finland is a success. L. Kazanskaya (left) and V. Patt (centre) with their Finnish colleagues.