In the "Drents Museum Assen" I saw a great exhibition of Socialistic Realism 1932-1960 from the Soviet Union during the Stalin dictatorship. The exhibition contains about 70 paintings idealising the Soviet society.
Some of the paintings were huge as this one in which Stalin is adorated by his people.
The sculptures had also to be realistic, men and woman fighting for a better society.
But the title of the exhibition is the "Soviet Myth" and there was a second exhibition "Together and Alone" which showed the daily life in Russia from 1900 untill now. People didn't have such a good life as the rulers tried them to believe. This was a photobook of a Russian family, on the right side you see three photos of aunt Fania who studied medicins in Berlin in 1911. The second photo shows her with her husband in the thirtees, both of them were send to the Goelag, a detention camp, where her husband died. The third photo shows her in 1949 when she returned from the camp. She had never come over it and died short after Stalin died. She had a miserable life.