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Stalinist Propaganda Posters

I have no information about this poster except that it's STALIN HOLDING A BABY. If I were that kid's parents I would be holding my breath so hard right now, given what happened to this other little girl:

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The top photo showed the image of Nikolai Yezhov walking with Stalin. Yezhov was head of the NKVD, an ardent Bolshevik and close confidant. He was arrested and put on trial for suspicion of plotting to assassinate Stalin. Though he pleaded innocence he was sentenced to death and was executed in 1940 in one of Stalin's Great Purges. The bottom photo shows that the image of Yezhov had been airbrushed out

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Native American map

Native American map. found via tairrastrange. [Only a few of hundreds of tribal groups are shown.]

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The USA tries to build a Stalinist state in Syria and calls it a Kurdish state. But it’s just a name; it has nothing to do with Kurdish identity. #tv #broadcast #islam #God #quran #Muslim #books #adnanoktar #istanbul #islamicquote #quote #love #Turkey #art #instaart #fashion #music #luxury #UK #usa #travel #photoshoot #photooftheday #nature #motivation

Moscow State University > One of seven skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style, the main building of the Moscow State University was Europe’s tallest for nearly 40 years, before being overtaken by Frankfurt’s Messeturm. However, it is still thought to be the tallest educational building in the world. ( 02012017 )

cool Russia’s Forgotten Anti-Stalinist Playwright

Meet The Man Who Sneaked Into Auschwitz

In September of 1940, Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948) was a Polish Resistance solider who wanted to know the truth about Auschwitz. He volunteered to infiltrate the nazi death camp, spending the next 2.5 years as a prisoner. On his escape, Pilecki smuggled details about the nazi methods of execution and interrogation and eventually authored the first WWII intelligence report on the concentration camp.

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The reason why I've denominated this Russian Makarov Automatic Pistol as a cultural artifact is that, in spite of its Stalinist origins, it bears on its grip a medallion of the Romanov double eagle which has been adopted as the national symbol of post-Communist Russia. Wow! Talk about mixed metaphors! A Communist firearm bearing the symbol of the Russian Imperial Family!

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Animal Farm match up. I'll never forget this or the symbolism for the French revolution in Dickens' A tale of two Cities either, thanks to my high school AP English teacher!

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