Russian Propaganda

Literary documents from the Russian public domain

Plus, the new Russian military cathedral
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In 1924—the year of Lenin’s death—a little brochure titled Preschool Children on Lenin was published in Moscow. The editors claimed they had visited…
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In the previous installments of Russian Propaganda, we looked at a Soviet fairy tale about Lenin and Stalin killing God, some stories and art from…
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The Blaze, The Bayonet, The Magic Lantern, and The Mirror; with an unsympathetic mention of The Stinger
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Pulp fiction meets Scientology meets QAnon in post-Soviet Russia
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I continue to make my way through an archive of “satirical magazines” from the time of Russia’s First Revolution (1905—1907). Here is a feverish story…
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The First Russian Revolution of 1905—1907 didn’t only lead to the creation of Russia’s first Duma and Constitution. It also spawned several hundred…
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