17 Soviet Menu From 1967 – Translated

Soviet Menu From 1967 – Translated

Posted on September 15, 2010 by team


Here is a menu of the restaurant that was located near the Moscow City Terminal. The menu is dated April, 1967.


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17 Responses to “Soviet Menu From 1967 – Translated”

  1. too much vodka says:

    “And what would you want, sir? Sorry, not available, we only have cold chicken from yesterday and vodka” – the usual ritual of choosing something from the menu and ordering it in a Soviet restaurant.

    • eger_666 says:

      Did you live there in 60s? I guess you did not. Yeah, you drink too much vodka.

    • Macsen says:

      One thing that many Russians seem to forget, or just don’t know about, is that the US had planed to nuke Russia by about 1950. The first Russia nuke stopped that, but the threat remained right up until the collapse. Because the US was never seriously attacked during WW2, they came out of it very rich and able to afford the arms race, the USSR was not able to afford it, but had no choice. While there were certainly many bad economic decisions from Soviet leaders, it was the US that ultimately caused the hardships on Russian people.

      • Chris says:

        What evidence do you have that the US wanted to nuke Russia before Russia acquired nukes?

        I think it’s obvious that Russia contained US aspirations during the Cold War but I think you’re really pushing it blaming hardships on the US.

        One thing about the American people, they haven’t suffered a war in a long time, which is why they’re so ready to support war.

      • too much vodka says:

        Hardly any serious historian takes the Cold War as one of the main causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Political and societal stagnation, a completely failing economic system, the completely unnecessary war in Afghanistan, the tumbling down of oil prices, Chernobyl, the USSR loosing its authority in the Central European countries are much more important than the arms race.

      • Ugly American says:

        Just because Truman wanted to nuke everyone into submission doesn’t mean that every housewife in Chicago supported it.

        Most people in the US are isolationist and always have been. The reason US TV is so full of propaganda is because it’s aimed at convincing US voters.

    • misha says:

      not much has changed

  2. Sven the swede says:

    Cool! The menu is huge. It is obvious that the culinary art in the Soviet Union was way beyond the United States.

  3. MadYank says:

    I see vodka is on the menu, I’ll have a double please but forget the muskrat.

  4. OLUT says:

    Ice cream “surprise”?? I wonder what the surprise is? Listening device?

  5. SovMarxist1924 says:

    “Sputnik” broth: what my Grinder runs on; better than hydraulic oil.

  6. zax says:

    Is the rightmost bottle at the first picture the famous Armenian cognac?

    • Doomer says:

      yes but it’s brandy. But in Russia this word is not popular. Most of brandy in ex-USSR named cognac. You can buy Ararat in Binny’s

    • Doomer says:

      Actually if you compare Hennessey and Ararat – Ararat definitely wins. I think Ararat even beats Martell
      A very good brandy indeed

  7. kater says:

    On September 17 1939 the treacherous Soviets ruthlessly attacked Poland, already under attack by Germans. Russians signed a pact with Germans to cut Poland in half and share the loot. Poland was once again betrayed and attacked by Soviet Russia. What followed was 50+ years of effective occupation by Russians in terms of communist government and presence of foreign army in the territory of Poland. May the memory of this hideous deed never be forgotten, in spite of continued attempts by Russians to rewrite history. Long live Poland!

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