17 thoughts on “Weird Soviet Transformer”

  1. Not as strange as one might think. Remember that Russian elevators of Soviet time, if they worked at all were VERY small. Picture a telephone booth that moves up and down. So it would make sense to have something that could be folded down to fit in a small elevator, or a subway car, or even in the apartment itself.

    Knowing the way the Soviets built things, it probably weighed a ton.

  2. We have a saying in CZ about similar Communist contraptions, which comes from a comedy movie about the bad old times: “Where did the Comrades from DDR make a mistake?”
    However, this is an extreme case.

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