Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

During Soviet holidays many Russian cities were decorated with different Soviet propaganda stuff.

Here are photos from the Moscow city back from 1932.

As years passed this tradition only srengthened, at the end of Soviet era cities were drowning in red flags and slogans on each holiday.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“Our life is much better now! Our life is a great fun today!”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Statues of lenin, red flags everywhere.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Red stars Red Flags. All this almost 100 years ago.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Even cars are decorated.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Every structure tried to be decorated.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“We are invincible!”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“1st of May!”

 Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“Comrade Stalin love kids!”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

For every holiday new monuments were opened.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“We devote this to the Heroes of Soviet Union”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Look how people walking around just don’t correlate with fantastic monuments and decorations.

 

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

An USSR balloon.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

What is this? Soviet Robot?

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Flat contour figures were constructed everywhere.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

Again thouse flat figures on the bridge.

“We are not afraid of the menaces! We are ready to answer to any who will hit us!”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“Bycicle factory joins Soviet Socialistic Industry march”

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

“Go Ahead!”

Again, look at the people and at the structures. It seems that structures come here from some fantastic movie, and people just look trivial people how they were 100 years ago.

Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932

And once again some unreal Soviet creature and common people.

It’s pity but you can’t see any of these nowadays why travelling to Moscow or to Russia. Maybe just in Chernobyl where the city stays practically untouched from 1986, the year when Soviet union started to collapse.

12 thoughts on “Moscow Decorated For Soviet Holidays, 1932”

  1. Please excude me for be crude, but…
    “Comrade Stalin loves kids.”
    BAHAHAHAHA!

    Well, after his apparent conduct on the train that time it might just be true. Then again, she was more of a young lady. Sorry I can’t give more information as to when, where or who… but I hope someone knows what I mean.

    I’m always interested in Propaganda, a glimpse inside ‘then’ in Russia… it’s the bit that almost nobody in the West has ever seen.

  2. Oh question…

    This is 1932, who are the ‘menaces’ mentioned? Britain and the US maybe? They were anti Comintern, how about the Nazi Party brewing up, the Guomindang in China?

    Or just anyone who wasn’t Sovjet?

  3. Robert, you mean Stalin’s young wife or how he “loved” his son Yakov so much that he had to die in German imprisonment during WW2?

    Anyhow, this whole mentality isn’t lost yet unfortunately, this reminds strongly of North Korea right now.

  4. Steroid: You just described the present situation in the United States. Well, to out it in your words, “not exactly the same, but similar”.

  5. If my memory serves me right, these photos where taken at the same time as the Ukrainian famine that was going on several hundred miles to the south. Didn’t that famine happen in 1932?

  6. FACT!!!

    “Я не меняю солдата на генерала” – сказал Сталин,когда ему предложили обменять захваченного в немецкий плен сына Якова на фельдмаршала Паулюса.

    Sorry 4 my English, i try to translate it.

    “I will not exchange simple soldier on general” – Sad Stalin, when germans proposed to exchange his son Yakov
    on feldmarchal Paulus in soviet captivity.

  7. Flat contour figures were constructed everywhere.
    and the one in the picture is a russian soldier drinking vodka.

    I belive that stalin really loved kids, at least lenin did, in school i had to learn poems like that (translate it from my memory)

    Oh great Lenin, he was so noble, smart and good.
    Us, children, he would kindly take to his lap and tenderly fondle our head.
    He would kindly look into our eyes and ask:”How is it going?”
    “We have the best life in the world, your wishes have become true.
    The government takes care of as and gives us palaces,
    gives us camps and parks, gives us wellness and happiness
    Yes it’s really better than in any poem!

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