Stasi colonel uniform

Uniform of a colonel in the Stasi, the East German secret police force which monitored and spied on the population more extensively than any other secret police force up until that period. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Soviet Union poster of a collectivised farm Chinese poster during the cult […]

Porcelain bust of Lenin

A Soviet biscuit porcelain bust of Lenin, made in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in the 1950s. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Trabant Figurine of a Red Guard Secret button camera Stasi colonel uniform …to march towards communism! – Soviet poster French Socialist Party poster arguing that Stalin […]

Soviet Union poster: prison for the heart and mind

Anti-Christian Soviet propaganda poster depicting a nun who appears to be imprisoned by her religion while, outside, there is a sunlit, golden world. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts A full-length poster of Lenin ‘Carpati’ 7.65mm calibre pistol as used by the Romanian secret police Soviet Union poster of a […]

Secret button camera

Soviet KGB secret camera designed to be hidden inside an agent’s overcoat. A photograph could be taken by squeezing the metal device inside the coat pocket. The button would divide in two, briefly revealing the lens and taking the picture. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Chinese poster during the […]

Chess set made in the Gulag

Chess set made in the Gulag by a prisoner in north-east Siberia. On the box are the words, “Play well and dream of freedom, Magadan, 1945.” Magadan was the port through which prisoners arrived to work in the remote Kolyma region. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Enjoy holiday camps… […]

…to march towards communism! – Soviet poster

“So to fulfill the targets – to march towards communism!”. Soviet poster. Factories and farms were given plans. Those who met or exceeded the plans might be rewarded. Consequently factories sometimes exaggerated production which could lead to the government having an inflated idea of output. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More […]

A full-length poster of Lenin

A full-length poster of Lenin which is slightly bigger than life-size. 150,000 copies of the poster were printed so they must have been widely spread around the Soviet Union.  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Soviet Union poster of a collectivised farm Chinese poster of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao […]

A bronze bust of the head of the secret police under Lenin and Stalin

A small bronze bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Cheka and the OGPU, secret police under Lenin and Stalin. He was one of the architects of the Red Terror. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts Original sign from Magadan Gulag camp Chess set made in the Gulag Figurine […]

‘Carpati’ 7.65mm calibre pistol as used by the Romanian secret police

The 7.65mm calibre Md.74 ‘Carpati’ pistol was standard issue for the Securitate, the Romanian secret police. The design was based on the German Walther PP pistol and was manufactured at the Usina Mecanică Cugir in Cugir, Romania, starting in 1974. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp More Artefacts A full-length poster of […]