Veterans had a very hard time when they returned home from World War Two. They came home to a country in shambles. The Veterans themselves were also in bad shape: significant portion of them needed prostheses, hospital care, and suffered from psychological illnesses, made worse by the absence of care for these illnesses. These were … Continue reading Veterans Dangerous? →Read more
“The Front “(1942) by Aleksandr Korneichuk on p. 345 of the book Mass Culture in Soviet Russia. This play is a warning about an old fashioned warrior mentality in a modern day war of technology, was a transparent dig at civil war heroes (Voroshilov, Budyonny) blaming them for the disasters of the war’s first year, … Continue reading Technology the Key? →Read more
I chose the piece “If Tomorrow Brings War” by Vasily Lebedev-Kumach and the Pokrass Brothers on pages 316-318 in the Mass Culture Book. This piece is from the movie of the same name, it was very popular because of its “self-congratulatory bravura” (Mass Culture, p.317), this ideology eventually led to the initial losses in the … Continue reading Red Army prepared for WW2? →Read more
Vintage, J. (2017, December 05). Anti-Religion Propaganda Poster, Bezbozhnik u Stanka Magazine, Illustration by Dmitry Moor. Retrieved from … Continue reading Bezbozhniki →Read more
Police. Roman Catholic Priest. Tsar. Pope. Rabbi. Bourgeois, 1919 What is Revolutionary Culture? Revolutionary culture is a tool used for shaping the views of the Russian citizens in favor of the Bolsheviks. This is from “Toward a World Commune” page. 29 “Mass Culture in Soviet Russia.” This shaping of Russian views is done in a … Continue reading Propaganda at its Finest →Read more
The above painting is by Isaak Levitan it is named: Over Eternal Peace. Isaak Levitan is a painter in the Russian Wanderers ( Peredvizhniki) who is known for creating landscape paintings of Russia that invoke intense emotions. I picked this particular piece because I feel it is showing the relative peace before the revolutions of 1905 … Continue reading Russian Wanderers →Read more
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