This post is based on the materials of the Don State Library. It reminds of the hunger problem in the Soviet Russia and an important role played by American Relief Administration to help the starving.
Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964), chairman of ARA, President of the USA in1929-1933
Starving and abandoned children were taken from the streets to orphan asylums. Ufa, 1922
Canteen of ARA in Uralsk, Saratov province
A propaganda poster of ARA in Russia. The government tried to depreciate the help of ARA and steal thunder, they didn't prevent the rumours that Americans allegedly sold products triple the price to the country. Mass media often dissembled the true scale of help from ARA. Such posters hung on the trains and in the ARA canteens but they were often concealed.