As I was looking for documents and articles about Stalin and his use of propaganda, an idea popped up in my head. Why not take a look at the propaganda’s myself? Even though I am living in a different environment, in a different time period, taking a look at the actual propaganda’s myself and observing them seemed to be a great idea.
Although I wasn’t able to translate the text, the message is quite clear. Stalin is proudly holding a happy-looking baby, who has a Soviet flag in her hand. Consequently, the value of the Soviets become something that is pure and just, as even young babies like the one shown above is upholding those values, represented by the flag, and Stalin, by supporting this girl, is supporting its values of Soviet/communism. So through this picture, Stalin was able to justify values and actions.
As I confronted this propaganda, one thing that struck me was the constancy of Stalin, in terms of his facial features. Almost nothing have changed, conveying the idea that he is a trustworthy individual, who maintains and believes in his values and views. Also, the women surrounding him are saying, according to the subtitle, “This is peace.” Even though this is a huge assertion, it nevertheless creates a sense of prosperity, along with the grand portrait of Stalin and the color red, which symbolizes passion.