Vica au Paradis de l'U.R.S.S.

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  • Item ID
    viccb01002
  • Abstract
    The issue begins with the peaceful image of a sleeping white bear, the symbol of Russia. "Madame Angleterre," representing England, gives Leon Trotsky a vial containing dangerous bacteria, parasites, and germs; he injects the "scourge of Bolshevism" into the sleeping bear, nearly killing it, and bringing Russia to the brink of anarchy and death. Lenin and Stalin attempt to spread the plague of communism across Europe and the rest of the world, aided by the British and the Jews. Vica's friend Tatave is swayed by the pro-worker sentiment of the Bolsheviks and becomes a communist. A worried Vica decides to travel to the USSR to see first-hand what the "Soviet paradise" is really like. Upon his arrival, he is forced into slave-like servitude, but quickly escapes back to France, where Tatave doubts Vica's story. The two travel to the "Bolshevik Exhibition Against Europe," where they see a film depicting a grim view of Soviet life: poverty, disease, and malnutrition. The issue ends with a long passage of anti-Soviet and anti-British rhetoric, and Tatave gives up his dreams of communism.
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    12.5 in x 9.5 in
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