All found on this crap site: History of the Jews in Russia

Front page of Pluvium, an anti-Semitic weekly published in St. Petersburg.
Pluvium, February 1907.

Poster calling upon Jews to engage in agriculture: "Tilling the Soil instead of Trading in Air"

Cartoon from Gudok in which "International Zionism" is portrayed as a person with traditional anti-Semitic features.
Gudok, August 4, 1973

The portrayal of Jews as spiders, snakes, octopuses, etc., had always belonged to the anti-Semitic arsenal. This example is from Sovjetskaia Moldavia, August 27, 1971.

"The Tentacles of the Octopus" appeared in Krokodil in 1972.

"The New Prayer," a cartoon from Vechernaya Moskva against Jewish activists, uses the well-known anti-Semitic image of the Jew who for love of money will betray his country. 1973

Many cartoons equated Zionism or Israel with National Socialism, like this one: "The Banner of the Zionist Gang" from Pravda Vostoka, December 1971.

"Israel" is shown to be growing on the ruins of the swastika.
Sovjetskaya Rossia, October 1982.


a) The Israeli government is portrayed as imitators of Nazi criminals like Hitler and Eichmann: "One has to profit from experience..."

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b) Individual Jews who protested against anti-Semitism were accused of taking part in the "Zionist campaign against Poland." This cartoon shows Frederic Chopin saying to the pianist Arthur Rubinstein: "I did not know, Mr. Rubinstein, that you could play so false."


Cover of one of the most notorious anti-Semitic publications of the 1960s, ludaizm Bet Prikras (Judaism without Embellishment), by Trofim Kichko. Its publication by the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences lent it scientific respectability. Its style and illustrations were so crudely anti-Semitic that even Western communist parties protested. The Soviet authorities admitted that "a small number of inaccuracies might perhaps give an anti-Semitic impression." The fact that the author had been a Nazi collaborator during the war and was expelled from the Party had obviously not been an objection to his book being printed.

Two of dozens of anti-Zionist books:

a) "Racism under a Blue Star," by E. Evseev, 1981;

b) "Present-day Zionism," by V.A. Semenjuk, Minsk, 1986.

Many classic anti-Semitic elements appear in this cartoon from "Agitator": The fat Jew as a rich exploiter, the Star of David as the yoke of the masses, the dollar sign as the sun; the writing in "Hebrew" style.

Agitator no. 12, June 1971.

Postcard for sale in Moscow in 1980.

1994 Russian edition of "Mezhdunarodnoje Evreistwo" (The International Jew) by Henry Ford