Soviet anti Religious art


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 Fight and hooliganism are the constant companions of church holidays; the drunken victims of religious festivals; thousands of young people die yearly in honor of -Holy Christmas-; after the holiday.
Source: Hoover Political Poster Database. 2007.
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Religion is the Opiate of the People
He who lives and works in need his entire life is taught by religion to be meek and patient in this world, offering the comfort of hope for heavenly reward. And they who live on the labor of others are taught by religion to
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Selected passages from church teachings about the inferiority of women, with verses at the foot of the poster which conclude: -Woman! Go to the Soviets, to the factory committees, to the unions, listen to lectures, study, read newspapers, enroll in the workers faculties, the technical schools, colleges. Know: you’re foolish to search the heavens. Remember: how did you live in the past? The working woman is a comrade, throw away your belief in the priests and god.-
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N. Kogout: Cleanliness is the Foundation of Good Health (1926)
Set in the Caucasus region; the mullah being swept away holds the Koran.
Source: Bezbozhnik u stanka. Moscow: M.K.R.K.P.. 1923.

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Mikhail Cheremnykh: “Gesundheit!” (1923)
This poster from a 1923 issue of THE GODLESS showed how grossly offensive the antireligious campaign could be.
Source: Bezbozhnik u stanka. Moscow: M.K.R.K.P.. 1923.

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I’m Going Over to the Six-Day Work Week (1929)
Heavenly Powers: Guards! They have a knife! Save me!
Source: Bezbozhnik u stanka. Moscow: M.K.R.K.P.. 1923.

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We have unmasked the anti-Soviet plans of the capitalists and the church. 1932

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“The Triumph of Christianity” Soviet anti-religious poster from the 1920’s

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