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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 16, New Delhi, April 3, 2021

Photo of the Italian Communist Party Sputnik-car for propaganda during Italian general election, 1958

Friday 2 April 2021

The Italian Communists made an amazing campaign vehicle during the 1958 General Election —A model of the Soviet satellite Sputnik was put atop a car and with speaker concealed inside the satellite. The loudspeaker would blurt out the election messages & slogans of the Italian Communist Party (PCI). The car had also a sign painted on it saying ’Vote Communist’

Photo: via Antonio Ci
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