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, 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.