Behind The Iron Curtain: Stalin in Posters

JJSinKCK asked me how Stalin was portrayed in the Soviet history books.  Instead of a thoughtful answer I picked out and translated some of the propaganda posters, commonly displayed during the Stalin era.

With Lenin's book in hand,in front of Lenin's and Stalin's complete works

The lady is pointing to a Stalin's quote about how the voters should be like Lenin (whose name is highlighted in red 6 times) - fearless in fight, merciless to the enemies of the people, honest, etc...

The last one is a contemporary take on the old propaganda.

Strike Hitler!

  • tacitus

    Wow. After all that propaganda, he almost seems like a likable guy. 😉

  • Likable guy? He seems like God!!!

  • Fascinating. Thanks for putting this together.

  • David Remley

    Hitler and Stalin…. there’s a toss-up.