SOVIET  PROPAGANDA

Posters & Cartoons of the 20th Century
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Artist: Fonvizin
"Vladimir Lenin reads the Pravda."
1931
Note: Lenin launched the newspaper Pravda before the Revolution.
Courtesy Hoover Institution

 

Artist: A. Kanevsky
"So it was in the time of the Tsar."
1936
Text: "Only the life in the kolkhoz (collective farm) made work an honorable thing. Only the kolkhoz could give birth to real women revolutionaries. Only the co-operative life could destroy inequalities and put women back on their feet. You know this very well yourselves. The kolkhoz introduced the working day. And what is the working day? For the working day everybody is equal: men and women."
~ Stalin
Courtesy Hoover Institution

 

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Artist: K. Yelisseyev
"It was just born but stands firmly."
1948
Note: Newly established monetary reform exchanged 1 ruble for 10.
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Many of these posters came from the Hoover Institution's Russian/CIS collection.