17 November 2008

From the Research Files: Soviet Anti-Racist Art of the 1930s




Image 1: Translation penned onto flyer itself by US Embassy Officials. (Click image to enlarge.)
Image 2: Postcard sent to US Embassy, Moscow; "Down with Lynch Law! Long Live the Negro Workers!"

Source: National Archives, College Park, MD
Conditions of Discovery: Dissertation Research, Summer 2006
Filed Under: Soviet Anti-Racism

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And what can you say about that?

Did Soviet criticism of the racism in the U.S. help any bit the U.S. blacks?

By the way, in 1930s Communists were not yet banned in the States. So, did it help?

Evgeny.

Buster said...

What can I say to that? I can answer both questions in two words (with a little help from some links): "Yes, sir."

Anonymous said...

Lol. I'm not a sir, but a mere Soviet comrade. (joke)

That's really interesting if American society responded on Soviet criticism. I can't imagine Russian society responding now to the American criticism. But the problem is not even whether the criticism is adequate or not, the problem is, there is no such thing as "Russian society".

Evgeny.

Anonymous said...

Speaking seriously, I'm a mere Russian graduate student.
Я технарь, а не гуманитарий, манеры действительно не важны :-)

Evgeny.

Anonymous said...

In fact, it's the American NGO's engagement in the orange revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia that seriously troubles perspectives of democratic evolution in Russia.

Looking on the poor economic (Ukraine) and political (Georgia) outcome of those 2004 events, I ask myself, if democracy is a blessing or a mere tool to destabilize a country.

Up to the moment, it's clear that exported "American democracy" is a Trojan horse. The question is about democracy itself.

Evgeny.

Buster said...

Up to the moment, it's clear that exported "American democracy" is a Trojan horse.

That's true, cause this is what democracy looks like, buddy.

Buster said...

And not like this, silly Russki!

kg said...

Evgeny, if you're still around, you probably won't enjoy this:
http://www.stengazeta.net/article.html?article=5574
but you should read it anyway.