Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-religious Propaganda

Inspired by Karl Marx’s “religion is the opium of the people”, the Soviet Union commissioned anti-religious propaganda posters and magazines to help it further its policies on atheism.

A new book published by FUEL and edited by Roland Elliott Brown showcases many striking examples of this Soviet-era propaganda. The Guardian also has an excellent gallery containing excerpts from the book.

There Is No God! Poster, 1975
There Is No God! Poster, 1975

The cosmonaut atheist Gherman Titov told an audience at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair that he had seen no gods or angels in space, and that he believed in mankind’s strength and reason. This poster titled There Is No God! commemorates him.