29 Photo Manipulations In The USSR

Photo Manipulations In The USSR

Contemporary news agencies are often blamed for photo manipulations. It started long ago in fact. Back in the times of WWII graphic artists learnt to distor reality and show what they wanted to show but not what really had happened. Thus, they often added excessive Nazi atrocities, terrible ruins and looting to fill papers with horrifying images.

However we do not have to exclude that such atrocities and other terrific events could really happen, it was just difficult to catch them with a camera due to their spontaneity. Photographers were rarely in a right time and in a right place. It's today when everyone has a cameraphone we can shoot everything we see.

Photo manipulations as an instrument of propaganda is claimed to be natural. Below you will see some photos taken during WWII that underwent montage for the purpose of propaganda.

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Falsification and the original below.

The soldier is shooting at the woman with the child because women were often told to lap their babies before the shooting so that only one shot would be necessary. However, the photo is a fake. Neither the soldier nor the woman throw shadows. The rifle is directed to the right side, away from the woman's head.


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29 Responses to “Photo Manipulations In The USSR”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    “Pope Benedict XVI.” Best laugh I’ve had in awhile. (I know it’s cruel, but also brilliant) Beaver to commit sabotage is also bizarrely brilliant. (Stalin would undoubtedly actually like this idea)

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      Actually, any photo that appeals to emotion is manipulative, regardless of any tampering. The photographer wants to convey a message to us but knows how fleeting attention spans are (and our eyes are attuned to motion rather than stillness); therefore, to maximize impact, emotional manipulation is his goal.

    • Mamnul says:

      This is repeting story. Soviets equal – liers.
      “Only truth is interesting”
      But Zionists are also the same. Jews are victims but crime makers as well during the WWII.

  2. John Adams says:

    Anal Invaded Nazis Hiding Their Crimes

    • F Putin says:

      John Adams, that wasnt Nazi phjots that were manipulated those were doctored by the Stalinistic NKVD and ect. and were found to be propaganda lies. Every Nation involved in WWII has done so!!!

  3. Asmodeus says:

    Soviet Beaver…!!

    Dangerous thing.

  4. rich says:

    another fabricated myth: onethirdoftheholocaust.com

  5. Finnish-Trash says:

    My wife is russian and her beaver is a dangerous little thing.

  6. CZenda says:

    Guess the best known case of Soviet propaganda photo manipulation is the photo showing red banner placement on Reichstag, where the censor deleted several watches from the soldier´s forearm. Another famous one, rather mild, was adding dramatic clouds to the best known photo of D. Baltermanc.

  7. TV Zombie says:

    Twisting reality is not an exclusive Soviet thing. There you have Fox Non-News.

  8. Bogdan from Aussie says:

    Zobie brain – a typical response by a brainwashed communist. You can always say that in America they bash the blacks.
    In fact FOX is the only televised source of a relatively decent presentation.
    On the other side your idol, Barrack Obama is creating jobs like the Soviets have been creating the false images from the WW2

  9. yagur says:

    Niggers play again – the dangerous is nigger obama…

  10. Nergol says:

    This looks shopped.

  11. America says:

    Worst photo manipulations ever. Looks more like the work of some retarded skin head white supremacist on a 1990s computer then genuine Soviet photo manipulators. But then they were never very good at it either! The Soviet stuff were very simple attempts at photo deception.

  12. GuitarMan says:

    “Zionism is Judaism, and Judaism is unthinkable without Zionism.” (Harper’s Encyclopedia of United States History, Vol. X, “Zionists”).

    “Some call it Communism, I call it Judaism.” — Pro-Communist, “Red Rabbi” Stephen Wise, advisor to Presidents Wilson and F.D.R., when asked in 1935 by a reporter to comment on Communism. Wise, a staunch Jewish supremacist, was also known as one of the “Fathers of Zionism” for his help in securing the Jewish Balfour Declaration, thus another representation of how Communism originated as a Trojan Horse for Jewish supremacism in America !!!

    You can give thanks to these psychopathic maniacs for destroying America from the inside out and these kosher parasites not only fill your Congress, their sayanim/spies are all over America !!!

    “The modern term “Zionism” first appeared at the end of the 19th century, denoting the movement whose goal was the return of the Jewish people to Eretz Israel (Palestine). It was coined by Nathan Birnbaum (a Jew) in his journal Selbstemanzipation (April 1, 1890).” (Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 16 (1971), p. 1032).

    • whatever says:

      just commenting to say that yours is probably the most ignorant comment i have read all week. and i read a lot of commentary.

      so communists are actually jewish, despite the fact that ussr was very pronounced against religion. claiming communism was a zionist creation is even worse. not only because that shows you have no idea about the long history of collectivism (a number of which are ironically early christian sects), nor about thomas more and some other utopians, nor that modern communism predates Zionism as you refer to by half a century. it is also obvious that you have never read a single page of communist theory. sure, who needs to know something before opposing it, right?

      it is interesting to see americans notice the ridiculous amount of israeli influence on their politics, but at the same time i am sorry to see the only alternative most americans can find is apparently not antizionism but outright antisemitism. as a turk, it hurts me to see others follow in our footsteps of switching from a pro-Zionist agenda to an anti-Jewish agenda.

  13. david says:

    Whats the difference who care if the photo is fake or not. They did what you see in the photo plus 100+ worse!

    • ayy says:

      “Whats the difference who care if the photo is fake or not.”

      God, you see this, but your thunder does not sound…

  14. Tim Challenger says:

    Perhaps one should look at the German Army and Genocide exhibit. 80% of photos taken from the veterans and their descendants. German army units committed gross atrocities especially in the east.

  15. bob bob says:

    lol your so funny

  16. Karol says:

    Photos in concentration camp (page 7) are mistaken. First is original, the second one is manipulated, maybe by german propaganda. Just look at those men’s pants in places where the body appears. Left one has a smooth leg and some sort of “halo” effect exactly in the place of foot of the body, also the second one has weird-looking straight lines on pants. Other example are front bricks of furnace in the background – perspective error.

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