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.
The biggest mistake of the Germans was that they did not expect to meet with such a rebuff of the Russians: true heroism, self-sacrifice, and hard work. The USSR proved its ability to mobilize its human resources, industry, and agriculture even under the terrible conditions of the first months of the war, when almost half the industrial and agricultural capacities were lost. The main achievement of
the USSR was evacuation and implementation of industrial plants, construction of new factories and enterprises, and development of new lands. The conversion of the economy to the war regime played a great role as well. The industry of the country was aimed at defense technology production, such as weapons, artillery, ammunition, tanks, fighters, and attack planes.