A look at the culture of communism
Participants wave as they swim with a portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in the Xiangjiang river, a large branch of the Yangtze River, in Changsha, Hunan province, China.
A 15-year-old rebel soldier of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) inserts bullets into the clip of his rifle near a military base in Kokang region March 11, 2015. Fighting broke out a month earlier between Myanmar’s army and MNDAA, which groups remnants of the Communist Party of Burma, a powerful Chinese-backed guerrilla force that battled Myanmar’s government before splintering in 1989.
Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk inside an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live during their 5-day training course at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan, in Jiangxi province.
A mock aeroplane cockpit can be seen at the entrance to a cave that was once the headquarters of former Chinese Communist military leader Lin Biao, located in mountains on the outskirts of Beijing July 16, 2012. The cave has been turned into a ‘Military Bar’ using old military ordnance as furniture including sandbags, helmets, artillery shells and land mines.
Graffiti is sprayed near the main entrance of the Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on mount Buzludzha September 12, 2014. The writing reads: “Workers — men and women, from all countries, unite! Ahead! Comrades, let’s bravely build up our great cause! Let’s work, let us create — the worker we need to enlighten!”.
A North Korean boy works in a field of a collective farm in the area damaged by summer floods and typhoons in South Hwanghae province.
A military band conductor practices during a rehearsal ahead of the opening session of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
An elderly couple drives past Dong Fang Hong Square in Nanjie village of Luohe city in China’s central Henan province September 24, 2012. Nanjie village, with more than 3,100 residents, is touted to be one of the remaining models of communist China, where the principles of morality and collectivism of the late Chairman Mao still strictly guide the people’s daily lives. Aside from free housing, healthcare, food rations and education, locals working in the village’s factories receive an average salary of 2500 yuan, about 400 dollars. The village’s return to communism came at the same time as the rest of the country opened up to the capitalist market in the mid 1980s. Mao is still highly revered in Nanjie, enjoying a god-like status.
Farmers look at a mural made of rice plants on a paddy field which forms into the shape of the emblem of Communist Party of China (CPC) and the number “2015”, to celebrate the upcoming 94th anniversary of the founding of the party, in Ouyuan village of Loudi, Hunan province, China.
Originally published at kufarooq.blogspot.com on August 19, 2015.