On the pictures below are posters of the 20-30s that tried to explain to children what was the occupation of these or those state people.
The posters were amplified with rhymes so that the children could easier understand what functions perform different Ministries.
“Ministry of Public Health
He watches over you
Outside and inside,
For you to be a healthy fellow,
Not a milksop”
Ministry od Agriculture and Food
“Here he is,
With the only thought
About the native land,
So it could give you each day a piece of bread”
Ministry of Railroad Communications.
“He feels sorry for your feet,
And he’s always there
To take you either by train or by sea,
Wherever you need and just in time”.
Ministry of Trade
“He is deeply in his thoughts
Trying to protect you from fraud and lies
Either overland or in the sea.”
Ministry of Finances
“Rubles, copecks’ friend is here,
Anytime he’s near,
Your pockets are full of money”.
Soviet people’s committee
“He is here, he is there,
He has lots of tasks and work,
So many things are under his control,
In order you could live much better”.
Ministry of Communications
“From Egypt to Siberia,
Promptly from any corners of the world,
Everything that happens on Earth,
He is able to tell you”.
Ministry of Labor
“He is watching from all the corners,
In order you would never and nowhere
Be offended in labor”.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“He is in dialogue with all the world,
In order all countries would live in peace with you”.
Ministry of Education
“What he has to do
Is to prevent you from being a fool.”
“Once you feel sad about something,
Go directly to Kalinin for advice,
He is a “head” to settle all these things.”