Soviet Sports Propaganda Posters From the Mid-20th Century

Propaganda Posters were one of the most significant tools for changing and influencing public opinions toward some cause or position in the Soviet Union. From justifying the huge investments in the space programs to encouraging the youth to indulge in sports; they don’t have to be a bad thing.

The Soviet Union gave rise to the “Russian avant-garde” modern art movement. Alongside the stirring socio-economic developments of the early twentieth century, artists seemed to reject the past and seek innovative forms of expression in various types of art. These propaganda posters took pride in the country’s athletes and ignited a public passion for sports.

#2 Eat diversely, regularly and moderately. Getting fatter means getting older!

#5 You may not be a champion, but you must be in good shape!

#10 Railroad workers, become members of “Locomotive” club, and start playing sports!

#21 We stand for mass sportsmanship in downhill skiing!

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