11 Advertisements In The Post War USSR

Advertisements In The Post War USSR

Posted on October 11, 2011 by

Today’s importunate advertisements have become an integral part of our life. In Soviet time they also exited, however in a different form. Let’s take a look at the Soviet ads of the post war time (1948-1954). Apart from wall and street posters, the magazines of that time had a lot of ads too. They advertised domestic appliences, food, cosmetics, tourist services, and banking services. It should be noted here, that their design was none the worse than that in the USA. For example, ‘Ogonyok’ magazine (1948) pushed this electro-floor-washer saying it was easy to use, efficient and relly ‘helpful in cleaning’. People could find it in the central department store.

‘Ogonyok’, 1950: the advertisement of caviar (soft, pressed, and pasteurized). It says, ‘caviar is packaged into hermetically sealed 28, 56, 84 and 112 gram glass pots and can be preserved for a long time at the room temperature’.

Lemonad. ‘Tasty refreshing fruit drink’.

‘Tasty and nutritious’ curd cakes for breakfast.

Green peas. The advertisement explains that it is ‘great for calads, and as the best side dish for meat and fish courses’.

Siberian meat dumplings.

Soviet champagne. ‘The best wine’.

‘Ogonyok’, 1951: tooth powder advertisement. Its producer has chosen the following slogan: clean teeth guarantee that you will have good health!

‘Rabotnitsa’ magazine, 1952: children’s tooth powder. Another slogan is as following: healthy teeth guarantee that you will have good health!

‘Ogonyok’ 1950, banking services advertisement: it was about bonds of course. The man says, ‘It is profitable both for me and for the state!’


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11 Responses to “Advertisements In The Post War USSR”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    Lies. All advertisers are liars. Only person who can outfox an adman is a pol.

  2. Hola! says:

    This is so cute! A Soviet pin-up art.

  3. geoff says:

    “Fridges worked well up to the Perestroyka”. Working for thirty five or more years. Only problem is these old fridges probably use a lot of electricity.

  4. Partizan says:

    In the USSR, in theory you could buy these goods.

    • Cpt. Obvious says:

      In theory communism is a utopian way to live, on the other hand in practice…

      • JP says:

        Ok I live in New Zealand our goverment rushes everything including a global warming tax through parliament through our so called democracy(more like what ever the Goverment wants it gets)system and whats different to communism in the end TELL ME! I was born in NZ Whats changed ????

  5. burak_ck says:

    what is the purpose of advertising under communist state…if you dont have any choise,what is the purpose really

  6. jordan says:

    The fridges worked perfectly until Glasnost.

  7. JP says:

    “‘Rabotnitsa’ magazine, 1952: children’s tooth powder. Another slogan is as following: healthy teeth guarantee that you will have good health!”
    I thought that it was proven recently that bacteria on teeth increased heart attack chances

  8. Instigater says:

    Exact model of fride worked at my grandma’s place till mid nineties.

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