25 Communist Propaganda Posters That Catapult You Back To The Cold War

Published February 6, 2015
Updated May 31, 2018

Art is a site of cultural transformation. These communist propaganda posters take you back to one of the biggest movements in history.

Communist Propaganda Posters

Burov: “We march for integration.” Source: Huffington Post

The Russian avant-garde movement was more than just a faction of the art scene; it linked the Soviet working class and the Communist Party and served as a site of cultural transformation.

1930s Soviet Union Poster
Long Live The Socialist Revolution
Beautiful Communist Posters
Workers Of The World
25 Communist Propaganda Posters That Catapult You Back To The Cold War
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It didn’t stop at posters. All facets of media were used as political tools to install kitschy hope and pride into societal bloodstreams.

When paired with an educational system that would indoctrinate and form a “new-man” to embody the Soviet cause, it seemed that the Soviet propaganda machine--and by extension, the Soviets--was unstoppable.

Said one schooling theorist,

“We must make the young into a generation of Communists. Children, like soft wax, are very malleable and they should be moulded into good Communists... We must rescue children from the harmful influence of the family... We must nationalize them. From the earliest days of their little lives, they must find themselves under the beneficent influence of Communist schools... To oblige the mother to give her child to the Soviet state – that is our task."

After seeing these beautiful Communist propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, see our other posts of vintage Soviet propaganda posters and stunning photographs of China before communism.

Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.