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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Photo Gallery Archive

  • German text: "Vote yes for the fuehrer on December 4"
    Russian text: "Fulfill the plans for great projects"
  • German text: "S.A. Mann Brand" (the name of a Nazi propaganda film released in 1933)
    Russian text: "The Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The party of Lenin -- leading the builders of communism"
  • German text: "Down with corruption! Vote for the National Socialists. Ballot No. 4"
    Russian text: "Stop the lovers of unearned rubles and punish them severely"
  • German text: "We've had enough! Vote for Hitler"
    Russian text: "1917 -- Socialism. Democracy. Peace"
  • German text: "All 10-year-olds are with us"
    Russian text: "My happiness depends on your productivity."
  • Russian text: "In the U.S.S.R.... (remainder illegible)"

Nazi And Soviet Propaganda's Shared Aesthetic

Published 20 March 2013

With their emphasis on totalitarianism, rigid ideology, and personality cults, it's safe to say that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union had many common characteristics. Both regimes also had great faith in propaganda to promote their political ideas. This comparative collection of Nazi and Soviet posters compiled by the website appears to indicate that the two authoritarian systems also had an uncannily similar aesthetic and approach to graphic design. (7 PHOTOS)

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by: Ben
March 21, 2013 13:52
Honest RFERL used "PROPAGANDA" from the begining.I see Nazi,Soviet,Muslim,pro-Iranian -propaganda.The last one astonish me the most.I feel that the political source alone does not describe it`s origin.May be the "Indo-European" solidarity works in this crasy times? And :" Carthago must be destroyed"- suffering Palestinians moral victory. All is miserable,dear Sirs.

by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
March 22, 2013 11:56
Yes ,the red fascists and the brown `communists` are bad,very very baaad,they are much worse than their wasp forebearers-shamerican jingoist `Uncle Sam wants you`etc.etc..Could you please include some british anti-german and anti-jewish propaganda from the beginning of the past century as well as some Hearst style patriotism causing the Spanish american war???Long live Shamerica and Israel-their National Socialism is good and acceptable -the rest is just fascism,terrorism,communism-you name it!!!