There is a widespread belief that Stalin’s Soviet Union was a country almost completely closed to foreigners. However, advertising of “Intourist” (organization responsible for foreign tourism in the USSR) created in 1930ies, gives somewhat different look at the issue.
The country was in desperate need of foreign currency for industrialization, so all the ways to lure wealthy foreign tourists to the USSR were used. And it was not just about the major cities – Moscow and Leningrad.
You can see the invitations to visit almost all the interesting parts of the USSR, theater festivals, river cruises, the Russian hunting, great construction projects. These posters were made to create an image of pre-war Soviet Union as the “earthly paradise.”
Soviet Childcare Posters 1930
Protect your child and food from flies
Weight and height of children from birth to two years old
Weigh your child every week
Every year thousands of children lose their eyesight due to small objects getting stuck in the nose, ears, and throat
I’m bored at home; I’m happy in the creche!
Correct carrying of a 3 month old baby
How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don’t allow strangers to kiss or touch your child
Bathing the eye; cleaning the nose
The proper way to cut a child’s fingernails