Category Archives: Propaganda

Hello Summer!

Another wonderful Soviet-era image

Learn to do everything yourself!

Bringing up children the Soviet way

Mathias Rust and Border Guards Day, 1987

This feat of aviation and bravado still fascinates me, after more than 30 years

Young Pioneers Day

celebrating the Soviet citizens of the future

The Astronomical Clock of Olomouc

A reminder of Socialist Czechoslovakia

Up the workers!

1 May – always an important date in the Soviet calendar

Goodbye Lenin?

That familiar figure in every Russian town

May there always be Mama…

It’s Mother’s Day in the UK tomorrow

The first woman in space

It’s the 50th anniversary of an historic space flight

The other Holy Family

Venerating the Romanovs