Illustrations from Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”

“Agitator” (ru. Агитатор) was a fortnightly magazine published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (центральный комитет Коммунистической партии Советского Союза). It covered various topic from articles and short stories about political, economical, and cultural issues, to announcements of the greatest Soviet achievements, to news from the Soviet Union as well as the rest of the world, heavily tainted by typical Soviet anti-capitalist propaganda.

The Agitator was founded in 1923 and quickly became popular. By 1969 the magazine circulated in 1 million copies until its final issue printed in 1991. Interestingly, two distinct editions were in circulation between 1925-1936, one aimed at and distributed in larger cities and one for the countryside.

The Agitator featured some beautiful socialist artwork on covers and illustrating the articles.

I came across a collection of well-preserved 1984 issues in Pripyat recently and not documenting them would be a sin.

 

Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”
Soviet Propaganda Magazine "Agitator"
Soviet Propaganda Magazine “Agitator”

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