Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“To the deceived brothers”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“We are not slaves”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“People eating each other because of famine are not cannibals, cannibals are those who does not want give the church gold to the starving”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Remember about the starving”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Citizens! The famine is critical. We have to buy it for the church gold”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

Anti-bolshevik poster: “That’s how the bolshevik punitive squads consisting of the Chinese and Latvians take bread by force, ravage villages and shoot the peasants”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“The Soviets are the alarm of people”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Everybody to the battle against the infestation”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Workers of the world, unite!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Enemy wants to seize Tula – the smithy of Red Army. Defend Tula! Crush the enemy!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“To have more one needs to produce more. To produce more one has to know more”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Comrade! you have to wield a rifle as a scythe.”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Your family and friends suffer under the bolshevik yoke. Go and set them free!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

White Army poster making fun of expensive clothes in the bolshevik period.

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Women, enter cooperation”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Electricity in the village”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Russia, help Donetsk miners!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“They will give coil to the Soviet Russia, which is a great motive power. Give them machines, clothes and food.

You have to help them, they build communism working inside dark mines”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Plant forests”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Million hungry workers call for help”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Wrangell advances! Take the weapons, proletarians”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“After polish landlord goes Russian landowner. Peasant, remember it!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“To the working victory”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Proletarian! You wasn’t afraid of heavy guns. Don’t be afraid of hard labor! Working country will be build with labor”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“How the tsars humbled the people”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Long live Red Army”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“The Entente prepares new march. Keep your eyes open!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“What has the working Moscow done during the week of Red Army”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“Glory to victorious Red Army”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

“For socialism. To the victory!”

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

Joining Red Army.

Art Of Soviet Propaganda

24 thoughts on “Art Of Soviet Propaganda”

  1. While they are kinda neat looking and command your attention, it was a sad thing that artists in the Soviet Union were forced to make only one form of art. It’s sad to stifle creativity.

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    • They weren’t limited in the 20s. Suprematism and other modern art was allowed until Stalin (and Zhdanov) shut it all down and required socialist realism in the 30s.

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  2. Insanity. They promise one thing and deliver something totally different.

    I keep thinking about Cuba and their revolution when Castro came to power. They wanted that revolution as much as he did. but he lied to them about what they were going to get. If they knew how their lives were going to be, I bet they NEVER would have supported him.

    Same thing here. I wonder how many Russians would have supported the revolution (supported by Germany, and paid for by Germany), had they known what was really coming. I think not that many…..

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    • People were glad to get rid of the monarchy, so they supported the Reds. The Soviet government kept its word. Of course councils were sometimes severe and even cruel, but without strict control of Russia would not become a great power.
      Look at Russia today. We are living in poverty because now we have capitalism. Everyone only cares about their money. Russian should be forced to work, or we will destroy ourselves.
      And by the way, the Soviet terror was just terrible for those who violate the law. Decent people lived peacefully.

      Sorry for my english.

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  3. The number of posters with propaganda directed against Entente is surprising. What is not surprising in Russia is that both Bolsheviks and Whites used caricatures of Jews to identify their enemy.

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  4. These are beautiful, I hadn’t seen many of them before. The early Soviets fought a truly heroic battle against capitalism for peace, culture and development. The party of Lenin and Trotsky, and the brave Russian working class, remain inspiration for human freedom to this day.

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  5. One more thing – Czenda, there are no anti-Semitic caricatures in the Soviet posters, for the simple reason that the Bolsheviks fought the anti-Semitic pogroms by the Black Hundreds, for decades before the October Revolution. Many Jews were in the Bolshevik party; many more were allied in the Bund. It’s also why so many Jews rallied to the international Communist movement, and why the Whites, Nazis and Henry Ford were able to point to a ‘Bolshevik Jewish’ conspiracy. Get your facts straight before you malign one of the magnificent achievements of the early Soviets.

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  6. The poster: “People eating each other are not cannibals…” is obviously about the horrific famine of 1921. A chilling, sober poster. A grim, black chapter in Russian/Soviet history.

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  7. While the years passed there was so much upheaval in Russia, these are a grim reminder of life and how difficult things were. Many starved or were slain or robbed. Today Russia is in a much better place with more ability to rise out of desperate living . In the US things much like this with the American Indians, and even today, parts of the past come to haunt us. Mabe life in the 21’st century will bring a better way for all, but the world still looks very grim.

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