58 The Unmasked: Soviet Agitprop

The Unmasked: Soviet Agitprop

Posted on August 26, 2010 by team


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The stunning example of the Soviet agitprop. 37 pages from an agitation book of 1952.


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58 Responses to “The Unmasked: Soviet Agitprop”

  1. OLUT says:

    Wish I could read them better. I know it’s propaganda, but some of those pictures could be drawn today.

  2. SovMarxist1924 says:

    The majority are true. But not the one about Soso being a guardian of Peace.

    • Archy Bunka says:

      One way propaganda, bs in, bs out. Tou cry and whine about faults of the West, greed, violence, etc. grasping upon the idea that somehow USSR was above all this. I don’t deny the faults of modern society, it’s the opposition killing Marxist who live in a fantasy world.

  3. Jerry Barada says:

    Wall street octopus is still true, even today.

  4. Crueldrummer says:

    True, today like never before

  5. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. Nothing is perfect. I dread to think what would have become of the the world without the USA. left to Stalin, Hitler, and Mao. The dynamic trio. Didn’t this guy draw for Mad magazine?

  6. Capitalist Pig says:

    the russians killed more people during the comunism especially during Stalin rule .

    • eger_666 says:

      Yeah, and the majority of this people were russians.
      Thanks to Stalin for the victory in WW2, but in fact he was very um.. ‘difficult’ person.

  7. Spag says:

    If you want to see more of such drawings, take a loot at my Flickr set of soviet propaganda material found in various abandoned barracks:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrej/sets/72157623860145068/

  8. eger_666 says:

    Very aggresive huh? Tell me about at least 10. oh, okey, SIX countries we have invaded (or tried to invade) in the last 80 years. We are waiting.

    PS. Nobody here calls america agressive, but…

    1991 – Iraq – 200,000
    1992 – Somalia – 7,000
    1974-1992 – Angola – 650,000 +
    1986-1994 – Colombia – 20,000 +
    1995-1998 – Turkey – 27,000 +
    1997 – Rwanda – 6,000
    1965-1997 – Indonesia – 1,000,000
    1990-1997 – Iraq – 1,200,000 +
    1998 – Afghanistan – 2,000 +
    1986-1998 – Guatemala – 200,000
    1999 – Yugoslavia – thousands
    1999 – Iraq – hundreds
    1991-1999 – Kuwait, Iraq – 1,620
    2000-2002 – Palestinian Territories – hundreds
    2001 – Afghanistan – 23,000 +
    1995-2001 – Peru – unknown
    2002 – Angola – unknown
    2002 – Iraq – unknown
    2003 – Afghanistan – 300 +
    2003 – Algeria – hundreds
    2003 – Iraq – 17,000 +
    1976-2003 – Indonesia – 12,000 +
    2003-2004 – Palestinian Territories – 1,400 +
    2003-2007 – Iraq – 1,000,000 +
    2006 – Palestine, Lebanon – 1,300 + (to August)
    2006 – Haiti – 8,000 + (to September)
    2007 – Somalia – 2,000 +
    2008 – South Ossetia – 2,000 +

    • Adamski says:

      Last 80 years? Wrong choice of a time frame! plenty!
      every country west of todays Russian border, and few countries still within the borders. From Finland to Turkey. Oh, it is just the west… What about the south?

    • George Johnson says:

      Don’t forget, they’ve had their hands in a LOT of other places.. Vietnam, korea, Afghanistan just for starters. It used to be, just about any place that America was involved in a military action, russia was right there behind the lines. Which is WHY we went into a military action, to keep russia from getting involved in that location in the first place!

    • lex says:

      US liberated the people all over the world while the USSR murdered and enslaved.

    • alibi says:

      I always thought that it was the Poles who invaded Russia back in 1919. They were pretty happy to use a good timing when the Russians got busy fighting each other in the civil war so it looks like the Russians just tried to push the Poles back to where they came from. Being too busy with killing their own people the reds couldn’t finish it with the Poles at that time so they had to postpone retrieving their lands from the Poles until 1939. Sorry pal it looks like the Poles just bit at what they couldn’t swallow, just your usual Poles, doesn’t look like Russian invasions there just a pay back.

      • eger_666 says:

        Poles always tried to invade Russia. The result:
        1. Ukrainians.
        2. The biggest country called Russia (USSR for some time, unfortunetly)
        3. A small place somewhere nobody knows where called ‘Poland’.

    • crrr says:

      Grzegorz, learn more history

    • eger_666 says:

      Nope, not enaugh. I said last _80_ years, it’s since 1930.
      So we can throw out
      this one Poland – twice (1919)
      and this one – Finland – twice (1922)

      And about this one:
      Georgia – (2008)
      Don’t make me laugh, k?

    • Maschera says:

      Let’s not forget the invasion of Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia in 1940 in this regard. Concerning the propaganda: although totally misleading and obviously masking the real circumstances one has to admit that it has been done in a professional and remarkably good quality (for it’s time).

  9. Justas says:

    Zomg, this is funny how russians imagined american people. Especially those poetry lines. That is too funny

  10. Bernie Mac says:

    Sadly all to many of those pictures are more true today than they wore when the book was written.

    If you also compare this book with how evil Russia has been painted for the last 50 years by the US, the pictures are pretty moderate.

  11. muzzer says:

    and it all came crumbling down!!!

  12. Testicules says:

    Death is a side effect of politics. No matter what side you back there are always consequences for the choices you make. Especially if it results in warfare. However, there are three examples of institutionalized murder.

    Stalin,
    Mao,
    Pol Pot,

    All glorious communist leaders. All mass murderers responsible for the death of millions. No one can say that the death of innocents has ever been the goal of the U.S. You can relativize all you want. There were Soviet puppet states and proxy wars too. The truth is, Western civilization and capitalism has done more good than harm to man kind. All you revisionist history professors can propagandize all you want but you can’t change the truth.

    Where are the U.S. gulags? Where are the U.S. killing fields? Where are the U.S. re-education camps? Where did the U.S. systematically kill millions of it’s own people for thinking or speaking the wrong beliefs? Until can show me that, bite me!

  13. Yuri says:

    we are all “Pawns in the Game”

  14. Lex says:

    Amazing propaganda, except that it is all backwards, the USSR was the evil empire. The communists killed millions in the name of the proletariat. USA liberated millions of people.

    • eger_666 says:

      >>USA liberated millions of people.
      Especially people in vietnam, iraq, yugoslavia, afghanistan.
      Oh, you can also tell us about nig.. afro-americans, who has been um.. liberated in 1865…

      • lex says:

        How about Europe in WWII? Korea? Kuwait? Most recently, Iraq?

        • Fyodor says:

          Yes, what about them?

        • Chris says:

          This is a bit late but I couldn’t resist.

          Here’s two stats for you:

          – Germany used ~85% of its military resources fighting against Russia in WWII.
          – Germany lost 75% – 90% of its military men fighting against Russia in WWII.

          RUSSIA liberated Europe from the Germans. Though as a Pole, I wish they had left Poland sooner.

          US liberated people in Korea? Perhaps, plus killed many. The US didn’t go in there to save any people.

          Iraq? Are you daft? Before the 90’s Iraq was one of the most advanced Middle Eastern countries. Women had the most rights in the region. Hussein was an a-hole but he was OK if kept out of the way of.

          You’re a complete fool if you believe the US spent HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars, thousands of its soldiers’ lives and a couple hundred thousand Iraqi lives… to “liberate” the Iraqis.

          Please give your head a shake.

          At least there’s hope since hanging out at a site like this you’ll get a bit more exposure to the outside world.

  15. crrr says:

    Funny, but some shots are true

  16. Noi Txec says:

    Back in the soviet times, you basically negated what the official press said and you got the truth. It was really that easy. Now they have
    http://www.russiatoday.com
    It looks better, it’s a bit smarter and less straightforward but it’s basically the same thing. Watch that and you’ll see what they want you to think.
    For example, note their staunch and unconditional criticism of European Union, in their view 100% corrupt and already fallen apart. Even if it was, why do Russians care so much? It either means they’re scared of united Europe or even more scared that countries like Ukraine might want to join…
    Anyway, nice blog, thanks!

  17. Scarecrow says:

    Now let’s see some pictures from the gulags.

  18. cockatrice says:

    In the shoving match between the US and the USSR, all the little people in between got bombed, shot, poisoned, maimed or just had their economy basically destroyed. Pot, meet Kettle. Both sides want to paint themselves as the heroes preserving the world from the other side. But all the silly pictures apply equally to the US as well as USSR. Humans in power are despicable.

  19. Akskl says:

    All countries occupied by USA eventually become free democracies.
    All countries occupied by Soviet Russia became prisons for their peoples.

    • icelander says:

      you read that again and think abit

    • neblogenso says:

      All liberated states of US are tied with there economy – they sell stuff for coins to US, they buy weapons and other stuff from US at high prices. All of the heads falls in US pockets. That is the mirrage of freedom.
      Atleast occupated USSR countries had support: from military to economic.

  20. gurtek says:

    This is just a blame game………

  21. hiway hank says:

    Awsome collection. I hate to see the fixation on nationalist pride;…All of our ( meaning peoples} govts/armies have been guilty of and continue to be guilty of such atrocties against each other and to the helpless the innocent that we shold hardly be able to lift our eyes to look directly at an ‘honest’ man. This’free democracy’ here in the USA is becoming less and less something to take pride in. I think we’re all whistling in th dark to keep our spirits up.

    • Brusky says:

      Thank you some one finally said it! I couldn’t agree with you more. Obviously this has turned into a flame war about which Country has done more bad things. In all honesty it isn’t really going anywhere. This was supposed to be a HISTORICAL segment on a blog website pertaining to anything Russia…. not on who could play the blame game better.

  22. Grinya says:

    Hahaha. Cool! ))

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  24. CZenda says:

    Note that some of the pictures show Tito decorated with swastika. Koba hated his guts, because, although a Commie, he refused to dance to the Moscow tune. Until the fall of the Curtain, Yugoslavia was incomparably more prosperous than the unlucky Ostblock countries.

  25. PKS says:

    Lamest “propaganda” ever, but still, after all those years, 100% true.

  26. CottonCentury says:

    National propaganda is always amusing. This is a nice post.

  27. Bob says:

    translation of those poems would be nice!

  28. andrei says:

    So where is CCCP now? let’s get its image in these
    pictures with so called poems.

  29. Angry Voter says:

    Choose your poison:

    Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth.

    Communism is the equal distribution of poverty.

  30. fikamar says:

    some of the pictures are VERY RIGHT!!!
    His dollars makes Rupiah got down!!

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