55 New Paradigm

New Paradigm

Posted on February 28, 2007 by


russian family 1

This picture is an illustration from Russian governmental social site http://deti.wwwerh.ru/ which deals with different family issues. It looks ok - like a simple family, with lot of kids etc.

But people noticed that it's an exact copy from the poster of Nazi Germany. Look on the photo below - that's a German propaganda poster which was used widely during WW2, appealing to Racial dominance of German White Race.


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55 Responses to “New Paradigm”

  1. Eugene says:

    This is just another clumsy attempt at propaganda. I searched for омс россии and got nothing. Just some construction agencies and stuff. Russia DOES need more birth rate, but you must be a fool or an American to believe they would rip off a NAZI poster.

  2. Jonny says:

    The same happend in Germany some time ago.
    They started a campaign called “Du bist Deutschland” (You are germany)…
    http://www.muenchen-surf.de/lex/blogbilder/0509/du-bist-deutschland.gif

    But the same Sentence was used by a guy before…
    http://frankenschulz.de/blog/images/DuBistDeutschland35.jpg

    Hey Nazism!!! Welcome back in germany!!

  3. Max says:

    What does the first image say?

  4. phil says:

    Haha the man on the russian poster looks like some psycho serial murderer :) The german poster is definately better…

  5. another:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnthn/400750087/

    ps. “stalin” as the anti-spam word is a nice touch…

  6. Josef says:

    Refering to:
    “that’s a German propaganda poster which was used widely during WW2, appealing to Racial dominance of German White Race.”

    This is not correct. The “Winterhilfswerk” was “a Nazi charity program with the slogan “None shall starve nor freeze”.” (quote: wikipedia)

    The slogan under the poster is something like “Folk helping each other”

    Sorry, in this poster is no racial dominance.

    • Robert C says:

      Eh, you’re mostly right. The slogan underneath literally translates to “A People Helps Itself”

      One can take that with racial overtones (I.E. A superior People needs no others)

      You are right that Winterhilfswerk is a charitable program “Winter Helping Works” or “Winter Welfare Organization,” but odds are they only helped a specific population.

  7. illlich says:

    well. . . artists steal from each other all the time, especially in the field of “commercial” art, or industrial design (if you consider yourself a serious artist, but have to work doing commercial art, why waste your best ideas on adverts or state agencies?)

  8. ringm says:

    Please provide a link to the source of this image because it looks like pure bs. I couldn’t find it.
    ОМС most probably means “обязательное медицинское страхование” – “compulsory medical insurance”. Here’s the official OMS fund site: http://www.ffoms.ru/ffoms/ – it has nothing even remotely similar to that.

  9. Pros says:

    - it’s not a governmental site
    – the second poster (which is the original, 1935) was used by a lousy design company to create a logo for the new site. I’m sure they’ll have to redo the whole thing
    – the photoshop processing is quite boring and isn’t worth to look at

  10. Long says:

    May be smb would notice that it is not a site at all? It’s only a proxy, may be a draft, created by some web-designer.

  11. mac605 says:

    @Long – yes, it exactly looks like a mockup of a website

  12. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    You are quoting this ridiculous example of individual`s ignorance as an example of political course of country?

    • John Smith says:

      yes. IT IS A GOVERNMENT website. The government charts the course of the country.

      The old communit regime is back and ready to crack down on its people.

  13. Meda says:

    Love that “terminator” eye :)

  14. Anna says:

    I mean the site http://deti.wwwerh.ru
    It is empty and was probably made by a person who does not speak good russian.

  15. Steve says:

    Good job on not getting a proper translation or the cultural context. You are just repeating propaganda mischaracterizing both Germans and Russians. How does that help anyone? It’s fine if you want to have ignorant hate towards others, but please don’t accuse innocents of the same.

  16. root says:

    Эх, журналюги…

    Не поленился сходить на этот самый deti.wwwerh.ru/, рассказываю. Это не сайт государственной организации. Это вообще не рабочий сайт, а заготовка. Он выложен на поддомене дизайнерской конторы. Откуда дизайнеры повзаимствовали эту картинку остаётся только догадываться… Судя по остальным картинкам, из клипартов и халявных сборников.

    ЗЫ. Желающие могут перевести.

  17. Kevin says:

    The German poster is interesting in that the males are all looking at the viewer while none of the females are. Also the adult male has the most intimidating stare and is the most “at-ease”. As you go down in age the stares are semi intimidating as well as semi curious (sort of like they’re building exactly into their dad).

  18. Blaze says:

    Seriously, that’s just a graphic designer looking for a picture to illustrate on the internet and he found that one which is quite fitting. Maybe he didnt realise it was a Nazi propoganda poster? It wouldn’t be that easy to know that fact unless you researched it.

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I think that site is a joke about Putin’s birthrate policies. Everyone knows that if Russia just wanted more people, period, they could open up the borders to Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Kazakhs, who will have babies without getting paid, but they don’t. Instead they are paying- knowing that it will not change the birthrate of Russian Muslims, but possibly encourage Slavic Russians.

    I am pro-immigration but even I can understand this policy. It’s much better than kicking out all Central Asians- after all the Russian policy towards Tajik workers is still a million times better than the American policy towards Mexican workers.

    • Anna says:

      Elizabeth, it is very dangerous with immigrants. They bring with themselves new language, new religion, new culture. It is possible to have a new Kosovo from where the serbian people were finally kicked out with the help of NATO.

      But of course money will not help much. In Europe people are quite rich but the birthrate is very low. On the contrary, people in Russia had very many children in older times, also right after WW2, when the economical situation was more difficult than now. There must be changed something in the moral of society.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Anna- Yes, I am not saying Putin’s policy is a bad one. I support it.

        However Islam is not new to Russia- it has been a part of Russia for centuries. Tatarstan, for example, was Russian. Even Rakhmaninoff (Rahmon, from Bismullah RAHMONI Rahim) was from a Muslim Tatar family that Russified itself.

        And in Kosovo, this is different because those people were living side by side. Neither Albanians nor Serbs were immigrants in the same way as Caucasians or Asians are. If Russia wants to keep out immigrants it will be in the same position as the United States, France, Sweden, Japan, and all other rich countries. No complaints from me.

  20. smart says:

    I think you are mistaken.

  21. Joey Bhananas says:

    Well, if you strip all politics out of the pictures and reduce it to what it is, an artist trying to draw emotion to a message, and whatever the previous message was, the artistry still does an excellent job of conveying a powerful concept like family. I think it was a great choice of work to ‘borrow.’ Whether the original has thinly disguised Arian connotations or not, that message is stripped of that and stylized into a nice piece of art that apparently was recognized by someone. It’s not a swaztika, it’s not Hitler, no one is forwarding a “Nazi agenda” here, and on that I say that it’s not condemnable. Whoever recognized the original after the work done to it, and after 60 plus years after the fact, either has a great eye or an odd collection. :) Hats off to their observational skills

  22. rxbbx says:

    Root says (translated) that it is not a site from the organisation.

  23. Denmaru says:

    “appealing to Racial dominance of German White Race.”

    No.
    “Winterhilfswerk” literally means “Winterhelp”foundation”” (“Werk” in this case means that people gather to help).

    “Ein Volk hilft sich selbst” means “A Nation helps itself”.

    Now where does this appeal to the dominance of the german white race?

    But yes, it bears a striking resemblance…

  24. mrcann says:

    LoL! englishrussia.com at its best! :)

  25. Texas1 says:

    This one just got digged. Congrats again to our great moderator!

  26. damion says:

    Anna can you explain to me whats so bad about the poster. Even if its a false one I don’t understand how its anti-russian. I don’t read russian can you translate please. I’m not trying to start a fight I’m just trying to figure out whats so bad about it. And no my post was not directed at you personally. There aren’t very many web sites that show what daily life is like in Russia and I would like to learn more about the country. If you know of a better web site please direct me to it Thank You

  27. HoosierHero says:

    I’m in the New Media field, and I see this sort of thing from time to time. It’s called plagiarism. The artist for the Russian site was probably too lazy to do anything on their own and decided to put a spin on another’s work. Plain and simple.

  28. pld says:

    I just read an article about Russia falling more and more fimly into the grip of neo-nazism. How last year, there were 54 racially motivated murders – about 1 per week. This year, there had been seven by the end of January. How Moscow’s mayor had ordered all Caucasian-looking (not in the American sense of the term) people off the city’s open-air markets, which only resulted in markets becoming devoid of ANY people and goods. How a government official claimed that in no area, concentration of foreign-looking people should exceed 20%, because it could make native Russians “uncomfortable”. How last year, there were government-sanctioned mass deportations of Georgians from Russian cities.

    What makes this especially ironic, in addition to being plain sick; is that Russians (just look at the comments on this site) claim to be the great liberators who rid the world of the horror of Nazism.

    • varulven says:

      continue listening to mass media and let it wash your brain totally… good luck!

      if u are so interested in Russia, u would find a bit more information than what they give to you…

      and if u’re so tolerant and anti rasist… then go blame Baltic countries first and then whole Europe, as all countries here have same imigration problems as Russia…

  29. Joey Bhananas says:

    How many times have you seen the Mona Lisa reused for another artist’s needs? The Venus de Milo? How about the former Soviet Union’s distinctive hammer and sickle? You can find examples of ‘plagiarism’ like this everywhere. The only difference I see here is that the art used was 60 years old, not 600.

    IMHO I don’t see anyone looking at the Russian rehash and seeing a plea to breed and breed their race purely. That’s barely visible int the original without the context of being in Germany around 1939-1945.

    And in the copy I see a man or woman who has no time to paint for hours and make their own ‘proud family portrait’ just to make a clickable button. That would make the Internet either an expensive or boring place to be. Like it or not, ‘plagiarism’ is what Photoshop does best.

    • Tam says:

      Hmm, does this mean Gladiator is a Nazi movie because it reuses some of Leni Riefenstahl’s imagery from Triumph of the Will?

      What a surreal debate, does anyone seriously think Russia would want to be paying homage to the Nazis? Don’t you muppets realise the Nazis killed 20 million Russians? National Socialism didn’t exactly endear itself to the country.

  30. Boris Abramov says:

    Coming from a Jewish Background I can Say, that Jewish people have much more freedom and better standards of life and opportunities now, than they ever did during the Yeltzin years, not to mention the soviet days.

    However, I can see that racism and anti-Semitism increases in Russian. And Russian government must introduce tougher laws to combat this problem.
    Peace!!!!!

  31. Вася says:

    Ты неграмотное, тупое, отвратительное животное. Как раз из за таких мразей как ты во всём мире не любят русских.

  32. john says:

    if you pay attention to the news you would know that putin is ex KGB. if russia goes anywhere other than free market it will be communism. yes there are “nazis” in russia just like any other country. they are not in power. they are mostly street gangs that dont care for the new wave of 3rd world immigrants into russia. and i dont blame them one bit as the common people have no say in immigration policies (as in every other western country)…its sad. but that breeds anger and then you get violence.

  33. Let me set the record straight Hitler was a crazy people no ofence. The Nazi was not a good example hateness is not a good idea. All humans were created equal first all human has the same color of blood it is red we all know that.Second all humans are born from their mother. Third all humans have something in common but we all know we have different color that’s just the way we were created but it doesn’t make a difference we are all humans. And all humans deserve respect. If I was Hitler I would not tell my soldiers or convinced jews to be destroy I would help my poor people from Germany and making our country a better place for everyone Adolf Hitler never knew what he was missing and I’m pretty sure god did not appreciate what Hitler did. God said you shall not kill and take your enemy as a friend and forgive them. I think don’t follow nazi bad example.

  34. It’s better to be united working as a team maybe someday the immigrant pherhap’s someday one of them would make your country a better place he or she might invent something useful for everyone or might invent a medicine to cure an uncurable illness nothing is imposible. Maybe oneday he or she might invent a new tecnology. Every human has a special gifth and might make your country better place for everyone. Just like our country a people named Alexander Graham bell he was born in England he came to the united states and he was the first people to invent the first telephone his invention was useful and make our country better country not just for our country also from around the world. A second example an african American he was the first inventor of the first traffic light not just for our country but now almost all around use it as well his invention helped alot for the future generation.

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