Soviet food advertising

Soviet food advertising

 

I suggest you to move to the times when advertising was not as tricky and annoying as it is today – the times when there was no such thing as a “target audience” and the key message was worded simply and clearly: “Demand it everywhere!”

Find below the exhibits of the Jurassic period marketing from the Rybinsk Museum of Soviet food advertising…

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Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model

Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model

 

The model is made in the scale of 50:1, with internally illuminated compartments, and breakdown view, like all previous submarine projects. Building the model took two years by 6 people, part by part (nose, aft), collection of information and photographs took about 4 months more. The model is very large, it is 2,700 mm long. It was therefore decided to make it from two parts. Otherwise, it would be impossible neither to take it out of the room, nor to transport it.

The body is made of laminated fiberglass. The materials used ranged from plastic and Plexiglas to metal, paper, and (new) sewer pipes.

Next, you will find many photos and little text

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Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters are right on point with this. See them here, translated for you. First one above says “Take away your hair”.

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Only in Russia..

Only in Russia..

Only in Russia girl can go and order herself a photo session with a huge bear. No muzzles, no chains, no precautions – where is it else possible? Bear can leak her cheeks, she hugs him, etc etc. And every girl can just go pay a few roubles and get those photos. Only in Russia.

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Russian Acoustic Guitar Makers from Bobrovo Russia

Russian Acoustic Guitar Makers from Bobrovo Russia

It might be a surprising fact for you but in Russia there are still a few factories producing guitars. During Soviet times, Russian people had to buy mostly all locally made products, so guitar manufacturers were blooming. Then, Russia opened its markets to foreign merchandise and many ex-Soviet factories went bankrupt. Many think that Russian guitar makers went bankrupt too and aren’t producing anything now, Chinese stuff is cheaper and often better made. However this is not true, and this is one example of an old Soviet guitar maker that is still making acoustic guitars. Thanks to Russian photo blogger Andrei who went there and took photos we can see what the Russian guitar maker looks like from inside.

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