Soviet Lacquer Boxes

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The black lacquer boxes were originally a popular Russian traditional art, but during the Soviet era they changed the pictures from tradition to some Soviet reality depicting stuff. Like Stalin on the photo below:

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“Stalin on the funerals”, 1944

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“Russian life”, 1934

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“Handing the red flag”, 1949

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“Protecting the Soviet crops”, 1942

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“The Hunt”, 1942

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“Tank crew on the rest”, 1949

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“Let’s supply more grain to the Soviet state!”, 1948

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“Summer morning in the kindergarten”, 1944

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8 thoughts on “Soviet Lacquer Boxes”

  1. agree with most of the stuff… also don’t see anything wrong with most of the points..

    I’ve been in Canada for 10 years and I still do most of the things listed there…

    oh… and you’ve been in Canada for too long when

    66. . You laugh at Canadian jokes.
    67. . You actually get these jokes.

    (I guess I haven’t been here long enough).

  2. На этом сайте обсуждают Россию поэтому я имею полное право писать на родном языке. Странны такие упреки от тебя, русского эмигранта который сам время от времени вспоминает здесь русский (в негативном контексте).

  3. The band Jefferson Starship used a Russian lacquer box as the cover art for their first album in 1970. The credit for cover design was listed simply as “C.C.C.P.”

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