Seventies and Now (WTF!)

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Here are a few shots of Russian youth from back in the Seventies. Mustaches and Beatle’s haircuts abound! For comparison, we also included some current day pictures of Russians (below).

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Interesting note – this is a fake “Marshall” amp!  It was not possible to get foreign equipment in Soviet Russia behind the iron curtain, but you could replicate the logo and put it on your Russian amplifier to look cool.

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And now, just for fun, here are some pictures of modern Russians poking out of garbage chutes with pizza and wine! Enjoy the WTF-ness.

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23 thoughts on “Seventies and Now (WTF!)”

  1. ahahah ahahahaha ahahahah ahahaahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahahahah ahaha aahha h a hh h hh hahhahah ahahahahahaaaaaaahhhhahahahahah hah hhaaaaaah aa hh hhhaaa haaa ahhhaah , pizdets.

  2. As far as the “Marshall” amp is concerned, Sovtek’s Marshall copies were good amps after replacing the switches and jacks.

    Also, FWIW, the Marshall amps were Fender copies, which were basically developed from freely available Western Electric schematics.

  3. The girls in #4 and center of #6 are really cute!

    I wish pictures of this type had been widely available in the USA at the time. I grew up then, and still remember hearing a lot of anti-Soviet propaganda in school, that made it seem like nobody was allowed to dress like that or wear their hair like that.

    The “guys emerging from the rubbish chutes” pictures are really weird, though. Does anyone know what that was about? Just some goofy college prank or popular photo gag (like “holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa”)?

    • It was a kind of joke or “flash-mob” initiated by a russian web-site. Who would like to participate should make such a photo and send it to website. I think this series of photos are also published in another article of Englishrussia but can’t remember where.

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