Stalinist Propaganda Posters

Stalinist Russia provides a great opportunity to revisit propaganda posters (see earlier post on WWI).

Since the media was controlled by the government, negative portrayal of the “Gardener of Great Happiness” will not be found in Soviet propaganda.

This lesson includes 5 propaganda posters from Stalinist Russia along with questions and answers for students.

For more on this era check out our PowerPoints and games:

US History: WW II CausesWW IICold War 1

World History: Europe Between the WarsWorld War II The Modern Era: 1945-1970

US History Simulation Games: Causes of the Cold War parts 1, 2, and 3

Cold War Propaganda film, 1952: Communism in Russia

This Cold War propaganda film by Coronet made in the early 1950s details the reasons that communism was a major threat to the U.S.

It contains excellent historical footage of Russia, including the Cossacks and WWI food shortages.