With millions of people dying, statues and tales of heroics could only go so far. Thus, Stalin made it a policy that showing anything less than complete devotion was punishable by exile or death. Going beyond that, Stalin eradicated any form of dissent or competition. Not only did Stalin readily arrest anyone remotely suspected of having a different view, he also closed religious institutions and confiscated church lands in his reorganization of the Soviet Union. Books and music that were…

"Vi er på vej mod overflod" Stalin's highly effective propaganda machine kept his image up very high within Russia all the way to the end of his life, despite the cruelty & death he meted out to tens of millions of Russian people.

March 8, by Ismet Mujazinovic, ca. 1945 via Mirko Ilic

"long live the of march, fighting women’s day!" from to women fought against fascism in the ranks of the yugoslavian people’s liberation army. of them were killed, another wounded.

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1949 - Joseph Stalin launches an attack on Soviet Jews, accusing them of being pro-Western, absolutely antihumanist and antisocialist.

Social Realism, Soviet Art, Impressionism Art, High Art, Story Ideas, Junk Drawer, Russia, Russian Painting, Painting Art

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Stalin at the Party Congress Alexander Mikhaylovich Gerasimov (Александр Михайлович Герасимов.

Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky (1884~1939) was a Ukrainian Soviet painter whose work provided a blueprint for the art movement of socialist realism

Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky was a Ukrainian Soviet painter whose work provided a blueprint for the art movement of socialist realism

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