A Trabant, the East German car made from 1957 to 1990. It had a two-stroke engine and no fuel gauge. It took 21 seconds to reach 62mph.

Figurine of a Red Guard

Figurine of a Red Guard with his foot on the back of a man in a “denunciation meeting”. Bourgeois families, former supporters of the Kuomintang and regime critics were subjected to such sessions.

Enjoy holiday camps… Soviet-style

French propaganda poster produced by Paix et Liberté (Peace and Liberty), a French anti-communist organisation headed by Jean-Paul David.

The Secret Speech

A brief on the “Secret Speech” in which Khrushchev denounced Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev delivered a dramatic speech at a closed meeting on 25th February 1956.

The Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution was an upsurge in pro-Communist revolutionary agitation against remnants of capitalist or bourgeois thinking in China.


Holodomor was a famine in Ukraine in 1932-33 in which 3.9 million people starved to death. The famine is widely accepted as having been enforced by Stalin.

The Great Terror

The Great Terror was the torture, execution and/or imprisonment of more than 1.5 million people by Stalin between 1936 and 1938.

The Katyn Massacre

The Katyn Massacre was the mass execution of Polish military officers and intelligentsia by the Soviet Union in 1940. Approximately 22,000 Poles were killed.

Ten books about communism

The top ten books most recommended by followers of the Museum of Communist Terror on Twitter and Facebook.