Anikst. Mikhail. Soviet Commercial Design of the Twenties. Introduction and texts by ElenaChernivich. English edition translated and edited by Catherine Cooke. New York: Abbeville Press,1987. xxvii + 144 pp. Color and Black-and-White Graphics. andBlack-and-White Photographic Illustrations, Index of Artists (142-144). ISBN: 1-
This book details more than 300 commercial art items. Avant-garde artwork reveals
the Soviet political climate of the 1920’s-early 1930’s. Emphasis in images implies power of industrialization. Also, images puts forth a perception of the peasantry as poor old-fashioned, poorly clad in patched clothing, ignorant and needing to be taught through compliance to the teachings of wiser Soviet agitators, government.
“Our Age is the Age of Industry,” (77-79)
Tractors prominently display the Hammer and Sickle emblem.
“Symbols of Contemporaneity,” (80-89)
“The Knowledgeable Husbandman Always Gets a Good Harvest. If He is What You Want to Become, Buy the Agricultural Series in the Shops of the Publishers of Economic Life” (87) shows a peasant reading a tractor manual.
“Advertising and Political Propaganda,” (92-95)
A candy wrapper for Peredvizhnoi chocolate from the State Confectionery Trust of
Ukraine unwraps to reveal pictures of the victory of Soviet Communism over
Capitalism (93). Anti-religion campaign (94-95)
“Advertising’s Cast of Characters,” (96-99)
Peasant in patched clothing shown with worker and standing soldier in uniform (99)
Dokhvat, Christina. “Mama, May I Have Some Bread?” Painting. Contact the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA.
Woods, Anna. Freeing the Spirits: The Paintings and Short Stories of Eastern Europe. Foreword by Olya Marko. Winnipeg: Queenston House Press, 1986. x + 48, ISBN:
Short stories indicative of social conditions with accompanying paintings. ”The War Memorial in Kviv,” (38-45), states the harvest of 1932 was good, but confiscated by authorities. Each person fears not only death of self, but of other family members. Describes a father eating dirt, family grazing in the woods and fields, and the symptoms of hunger: labored breathing, listlessness, fainting.
Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Volodymyr Kubijovyc, ed. Vol. One of Five, A-F.
Toronto; Buffalo; London: University of Toronto Press, 1984 and 1985. 952 pp. Explanatory Notes, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Maps, Tables, Color, and Black-and-white Illustrations, Bibliographic References for each article. ISBN:
0-8020-3362-8, Collector’s Edition: 0-8020-3416-0.
“History of Agriculture in Central and Eastern Territories, 1918-1940” (33-
Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Danylo Husar Struk, ed. Volume Three of Five, L-
Pf. Preface by Danylo H Struk. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta), Shevchenko Scientific Society (Sascelles, France), and the Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993. Black-and-white, and Color Illustration, Maps, Charts, Graphs, Bibliographic Information Following Each Article. 872 pp. ISBN: 0-8020-3993-6; 0-8020-3008-4, Collector’s Edition.
“Labor Camps” (2-4)
Map of Prison and Forced Labor Camps of USSR
Camp Type, Location, and Date of Information
“Land Law” (14-16)
Including laws applicable in Soviet Ukraine
“Land Use” (20-21)
Land Use 1913-1987
Percentage of sown area devoted to different crops, 1913, 1983 (21)
“Memoir Literature” (376-378)
Specific recommendations regarding the Famine (377)
“National Composition of Ukraine” (342-544)
“Changes in National Composition of Ukraine, 1926-1937”
Total of five tables regarding national composition, dating from 1900-
Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Danylo Husar Struk, ed. Volume Four of Five, Ph-
Sr. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta), Shevchenko
Scientific Society (Sascelles, France), and the Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993. Black-and-white, and Color Illustrations, Maps, Charts, Graphs, Bibliographic Citations follow each article. 864 pp. ISBN: 0-8020-3009-2; 0-8020-3009-2, Collector’s Edition.
“Political Prisoners” (117-118)
“Political Sections” (118)
“…political sections established at machine-tractor stations and at state farms
to further Party control in the countryside (118).
“Population of Ukraine” (148-151)
Charts dated 1897-1989
“Population registers and census” (150-151)
“Russians in Ukraine” (461-466)