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History and Culture: Exhibition “Maps as Time Witnesses. Cartographic Agitprop: The 1917—1940 Soviet Map Posters” staged in Moscow

12 December 2018

The Maps Department of the Russian State Library (Moscow) has mounted the exhibition “Maps as Time Witnesses. Cartographic Agitprop: The 1917—1940 Soviet Map Posters”.

In the Soviet Union maps were always widely regarded as a powerful propaganda weapon, that was used to promote the introduction of new ideology, encourage people to develop country’s vast lands and glorify the success of socialism.