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Feb/12

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Soviet propaganda – the beginning

Soviet propaganda is propaganda of communist ideas and the Soviet way of life. It was carried out deliberately and centrally under the direction of the Communist Party and was officially called the ideological work, educating the masses, etc.

The propaganda combined the universal values (freedom, social justice), and patriotism. Propaganda was conducted through the media, books, movies, theater, and visual art. Today it is the part of Soviet cultural heritage.

Let’s take a look at how it all began during the Civil War and establishing of Soviet power in 1917-1923.

Soviet propaganda - the beginning poster 1

Death to world imperialism!

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Jan/12

28

Abandoned base of Soviet military equipment

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a huge amount of various military equipment. The country was preparing for the Third World War, but it did not happen. With each passing year more and more of the machinery and equipment became obsolete.

A lot of the machines were dismantled or conserved at special bases. Sometimes, for unknown reasons, large bases full of military equipment simply stopped functioning. The following photos were taken on one of these abandoned bases by saoirse-2010.

Abandoned base of Soviet military equipment view 1

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On the territory of Torzhok (small town in Tver oblast) the 344th Training Center of Army Aviation Pilots is located. The center includes the 696th instructors’ helicopters testing regiment. The regiment conducts the testing of all current models and modifications of Russian military helicopters.

Since 1989 there is a helicopter museum on the territory of the center. The unique collection of the museum has 14 machines representing the history of the helicopters in the USSR. Photos by Denis Mokrushin.

Mi-1. The first Soviet helicopter constructed in 1948. It was used for training in flight schools until the mid-1970s.

Soviet helicopters museum in Torzhok, Russia - Mi-1

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Our first post about Soviet space propaganda received a lot of attention so we decided to make the second part. All the posters are available in high quality (clickable).

Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!

Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!

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Several interesting posters of historical epoch.

Second part of Soviet space propaganda posters.

Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!

Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!

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Jan/11

2

Soviet New Year’s cards

Another blast from Soviet past of Russia – the postcards wishing Happy New Year.

Soviet New Year card 1

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Nov/10

25

There Once Was a Dog cartoon

I like this classic Soviet animation film of 1982.

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Sep/10

22

Soviet knights of Mother Russia

Nice picture to illustrate unpredictable history of Russia :)

Soviet knights of Russia

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Jan/10

22

Soviet people of 1925-1930th photos

The following photos of Soviet people life of 1925-1930th were captured by Russian photographer and journalist Boris Ignatovich.

Soviet people of 1925-1930th photo

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The following photos were taken at Central Armed Forces Museum located in Moscow city, Soviet Army Str., 2. The current set is devoted to Soviet artillery and other war machines.

Here are the previous posts devoted to tanks and infantry fighting vehicles and flying machines (all photos are clickable).

Central Armed Forces Museum Various War Machines

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