Sunday, June 17, 2012

Soviet Union Propaganda Posters: They sound like Democrats!

"Higher the flag of Proletarian internationalism!"

"We will destroy Kulak (wealthy) as a class!"


"Liberated woman! Build up Socialism!"

"The lord of the world- Capital, gold idol."

"Priests help capitalism and disturb worker. Get out of the way!"

"For the socialist Motherland, for the happy life, votes (having full rights) the Soviet woman!"

"Young builders of Communism, go forth towards the new achievements in labor and education!"

"Women of the planet for peace and friendship!"

"We are the young, working class!"

"My blue planet! I love you and hug you!"

"The cause of peace is in the hands of young people!"

Demonizing capitalism: Check
Internationalism: Check
Environmentalism: Check
"Peace": Check
Class warfare: Check
Women's "liberation": Check
Anti-religion: Check
Targeting youth: Check

We might as well throw this one in there too...

"The teaching of Marx is all-powerful because it is true!"

All posters can be found at


republicanmother said...

The Washington Post
February 2, 1918


W. B. Thompson, Red Cross Donor, Believes Party Misrepresented. New York, Feb. 2 (1918). William B. Thompson, who was in Petrograd from July until November last, has made a personal contribution of $1,000,000 to the Bolsheviki for the purpose of spreading their doctrine in Germany and Austria.

Mr. Thompson had an opportunity to study Russian conditions as head of the American Red Cross Mission, expenses of which also were largely defrayed by his personal contributions. He believes that the Bolsheviki constitute the greatest power against Pro-Germanism in Russia and that their propaganda has been undermining the militarist regimes of the General Empires.

Mr. Thompson deprecates American criticism of the Bolsheviki. He believes they have been misrepresented and has made the financial contribution to the cause in the belief that it will be money well spent for the future of Russia as well as for the Allied cause.

Thompson was head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank
Ironic that it was American money that paid for Soviet propaganda.

Hack said...

If you could provide me with some additional sources other than a one time donation by one person in 1918 to the Bolsheviks, I will have no problem believing American money funded the Soviet propaganda machine through the 1980s.

republicanmother said...

Sure thing. There are so many I hesitate to post because I tend to blow minds.

"Soviet Govemment desire Guarantee [sic] Trust Company to become fiscal agent in United States for all Soviet operations and contemplates American purchase Eestibank with a view to complete linking of Soviet fortunes with American financial interests."

William H. Coombs, reporting to the U.S. embassy in London, June 1, 1920 (U.S. State Dept. Decimal File, 861.51/752). ("Eestibank" was an Estonian bank)

"According to [Ludwig] Martens, instead of farthing on propaganda among the radicals and the proletariat he has addressed most of his efforts to winning to the side of Russia the big business and manufacturing interests of this country, the packers, the United States Steel Corporation, the Standard Oil Company and other big concerns engaged in international trade. Martens asserted that most of the big business houses of the country were aiding him in his effort to get the government to recognize the Soviet government."
New York Times, November 17, 1919.

For a full accounting of US Corporations propping up the Soviet Union through the Vietnam era, check out the full academic accounting:

Antony C. Sutton, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 3 vols. (Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution, 1968, 1971, 1973)

Follow the money and you will always find your answers.

Hack said...

Interesting...thanks for the info!