Question by UrSupernova: Propaganda in soviet union?
Analyze the use of propaganda in the soviet union under Lenin and Stalin.
Some help please?
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Answer by olibobwa
all you need with references
Answer by Jiub
1. Find some soviet propaganda.
2. Look at its features, its message, what does it convey? Pragmatics?
3. short paragraph
4. stop being lazy
Answer by Spellbound
Propaganda in the aftermath of the October Revolution was mostly produced in two three forms:
Posters, These were often abstract, or pictorially representative, rather than full of text as only 5% of the population could read, the best poster from this period is, in my opinion, El Lizzitsky’s “Beat the Whites With the Red Wedge”
Agitprop trains and theatres:
These trains went around the country providing information, pamphlets, posters, theatrical productions and poems, all explaining the Bolshevik takeover and their message.
In theatre the writers Mayakovsky and Meyerhold were using their art to push the communist message
Cinema and photography:
The great director Eisenstein made several brilliant films that glorified the Revolution, or revolutionary heroes.
And the artist Rodchenko diverted into photography in the 1920s, producing some true masterpieces:
Under Stalin the avant garde was deemed “formalist” and was banned, the new style was called socialist realism.
This style was to be used in ALL artistic endeavours, except, strangely, collage – which was allowed to continue exploring more avant garde styles.
Some of the writers, sculptors and painters who used this style – so might be called propagandists were:
Writers – Maxim Gorkii and Michail Sholokhov are probably the most well known.
Sculptors – Vera Mukhina (her Industrial Worker and Kholkhoz sculpture is fantastic) Vyacheslav Andreev.
Painters – Boris Vladimirski & Isaak Brodskii
Vyacheslav Andreevich Andreev by A. N. Shefov
Agitatsia Za Schast’e – St Petersburg State Museum publication.
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