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, February 27, 2012

Moscow Metro Photoguide (4)

Moscow Metro Photoguide, written and compiled by Valentin Berezin, photos by Alexander Terziyev.  Hardcover published by Planeta Publishers 1986.  Text is in English.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Glance at China’s Economy by Cheng Shih.

A Glance at China’s Economy by Cheng Shih.  Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1974.

Leading members of the Hsiyang County Revolutionary Committee, Shansi Province, drawing long-range plans for remaking the land.

A good catch of fish at a rural people’s commune.

Minority nationality women waiting for the train.

Serving railway passengers.

A veteran worker’s family in Shanghai.

Kindergarten children undergoing a regular medical check-up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Warszawa 1960 (2)

Warszawa 1960, photographic elaboration by Edmund Kupiecki.  Hardcover book published by Arkady 1960. Text is in Polish and English.

“Gdanski” Bridge

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yugoslavia: Past and Present (9)

Yugoslavia: Past and Present, edited by Radmila Matic.  Hardcover book published by Yugoslav Review, Belgrade and David Harvey, London (no date, probably late 1960s or early 1970s). Text is in English.

The Excelsior Hotel in Dubrovnik.  All along the coast there are many new hotels which are equipped to meet the requirements of the most exacting tourists.

Every year sees an increase in the number of tourists flocking to the Yugoslav coast from all parts of the world.  Many new hotels have been built, and more are planned, to meet the demand for accomadation.

The Marjan Hotel in Split, the economic and cultural hub of Dalmatia.  Split is famous for the remarkable Diocletian’s Palace, built towards the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th centuries.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pyongyang (9).

Pyongyang.  Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang, DPRK 1980.  Text is in English.

Potangang Swimming Pool

Swimming pool, Changwangwon health complex
Wading pool, Changwangwon health complex

(untitled, Taedong-gang River)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chinese Martial Arts. (3)

Chinese Martial Arts.  Paperback published by Zhaohua Publishing House, Beijing, 1982.  All text is in English.

Eighteen-year-old Li Lianjie, five time national all-round champion, has created a sensation abroad for his leading role in the wushu film Shaolin Monastery produced in Hong Kong in 1981.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Czechoslovak Spartakiades (6)

Czechoslovak Spartakiades by Julius Chvalny.  Hardcover book published by Orbis Press Agency, Prague.  Text is in Russian, English, German, French and Spanish.

In 1975, 62,447 woman gymnasts took part in the women’s number at the county Spartikiades; in the culminating events in Prague, 12,096 took part in two performances

Collective action in unison becomes the most important condition for the impressive performance and spectacle shown by the apprentice youth