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 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.

BANKSA BYSTRICA

BRATISLAVA

NITRA

BRNO

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Viet-Nam (8)

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, July 16, 2017

Moscow by Yury Balanenko and Alexander Berezin (16).

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.

Leonard Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Central Committee of CPSU, presented the Central Committee’s Report. The Congress worked out guide-lines for bringing about a considerable improvement in the well-being of the people, and endorsed the directives for the Ninth Five-Year Plan.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978 (17).

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978. Paperback book/magazine published by Kossuth Könyvkiadó Budapest 1978, 192 pages. All text is in Hungarian.





Saturday, July 8, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (7).

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.

A bumper harvest of rice.

Middle school graduates from Guangzhou, who have settled down in Luodong Brigade in the Tangtang People's Commune, are maturing under the education of the Brigade Party Branch and former poor and lower-middle peasants.

May 7 cadre schools are a revolutionary new thing that have emerged in the Cultural Revolution. Taking turns, groups of cadres go there to study Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought, take part in collective productive labour and receive re-education from the former poor and lower-middle peasants. Students of the Guangzhou May 7 Cadre School working in a field.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Soviet Siberia (22)

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.

May this little Siberian sleep soundly and never know the horrors of war. When he grows up he’ll be able to choose from any number of peaceful occupations in his home region. What’ll he be?

He’ll have at his disposal science laboratories, the outposts of progress, to be found everywhere from the southern mountains to the Arctic Tundra.

The Siberians have always been richly endowed with artistic talent. But whereas the great nineteenth century painter from Krasnoyarsk Vasily Surikov had to go to European Russia to make his name, fame had come to this young inhabitant of today at home. His original sketches have earned him first prizes at international exhibitions.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (40)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

Discussion of production problems in the VEB Fritz-Heckert-Werke in Karl-Marx-Stadt

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Red Detachment of Women – A Modern Revolutionary Ballet: Revised collectively by the China Ballet Troupe (May 1970 script). (11)

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 angrily tells her dears ones of the Tyrant's heinous crimes.

Hung Chang-ching, calm and dignified, in the guide of a wealthy overseas merchant, arrives in the courtyard of the Tyrant of the South.

Hung Chang-ching leads the peasants in opening the Tyrant's granary and distributing the grain. The overjoyed peasants cheer: “Long live Chairman Mao!” “Long live the Communist Party!””Thanks to our dear ones, the Workers and Peasants' Red Army!”

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This is Poland (27)

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.

The “East Wall”, Warsaw’s modern city-centre

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (7)

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

Moscow Kremlin. Palace of Congresses. Troitskaya Tower and the building of the former Arsenal

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Viet-Nam (7)

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, May 22, 2017

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (9)

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

Experiments in crossing different varieties of sturgeon are conducted here.

The bester has inherited the best traits of it progenitors – the beluga and sterlet.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (2)

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

BRATISLAVA

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (6).

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.

The Guangzhou Heavy Machinery Plant used to a be a small factory than could only repair and assemble farm implements. After expansion it now produces heavy equipment for the chemical, oil-refining and mining industries.

Guangzhou Paper Mill.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (39)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

VEB Sachring, motor-car works at Zwickau: Mass production of lorries.

VEB Sachring, motor-car works at Zwickau: Final assembly of the P 70 motor-car type