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    Soviets (Hardback) By (author) Danzig Baldaev, By (author) Sergei Vasiliev

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    Description"Soviets" features unpublished drawings from the archive of Danzig Baldaev. Made in secret, they satirize the Communist Party system and expose the absurdities of Soviet life. Baldaev touches on a wide range of subjects, from drinking (Alcoholics and Shirkers) to the Afghan war (The Shady Enterprise), via dissent (Censorship, Paranoia and Suspicion) and religion (Atheism as an Ideology). He reveals the cracks in the crumbling socialist structure, describing the realities of living in a country whose leaders are in pursuit of an ideal that will never arrive. The drawings date from the 1950s to the period immediately before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, with caricatures exposing communism's winners and losers: the stagnation of the system, the corruption of its politicians and the effect of this on the ordinary soviet citizen. Baldaev's drawings are contrasted with classic propaganda-style photographs taken by Sergei Vasiliev for the newspaper "Vercherny Chelyabinsk." These photographs depict the world the Communist leaders dreamed of: where the local factory produced its millionth tractor and heroic workers fulfilled their five-year plans. It is impossible to imagine the daily reality of living under such a system; this book shows us--both broadly and in minute detail--what it must have been like.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Danzig Baldaev, By (author) Sergei Vasiliev
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780956896278
    ISBN 10: 0956896278

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVU
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    B&T Approval Code: A40365000, A03401000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVU
    BISAC V2.8: ART049000
    Libri: SOWJ5040
    DC23: 741.5947
    Thema V1.0: AKC
    Fuel Publishing
    Imprint name
    Fuel Publishing
    Publication date
    30 April 2014
    Publication City/Country