Soviet ad celebrating petty bourgeois resurgence


17 Responses to “Soviet ad celebrating petty bourgeois resurgence”

  1. McProf says:

    Soviet Agriculture policies in the 1920s were still relatively market oriented. This set the stage for Stalin’s crushing collectivization. As another commenter noted, in the early 1930s, millions of Ukrainians were starved to death. This was the first of a series of killing policies in the region Timothy Snyder calls the Bloodlands–a region stretching from Ukraine to Poland and the Baltic states in which some 14 million people–mostly women, children and the elderly–were deliberately killed not by war but by conscious policy. Most of the killings of the Holocaust took place in these lands. Snyder’s new book, Bloodlands, has been out about a week, but is extraordinary. An excellent overview is available free here:

  2. alllie says:

    Imagine a world where people aren’t continually bombarded with ads luring them into buying, buying, buying, a world where an ad is an anomaly.

    Hard to imagine.

  3. Antinous / Moderator says:

    A comrade with a pantry full of sausages is a comrade with a smile on his face.

  4. gjardharr says:

    It says “Nowhere but in Mosselprom” (a state-run department store).

  5. twistedmystery says:

    Those are some seriously happy folks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That’s interesting.

    There seems to be some kind of petty bourgeois resurgence in Japan these days — Datsusara, ex-Salaryman.

  7. chaik says:

    прикольная картинка

  8. Anonymous says:

    Who’s the superhero-ish dude in the center, Captain Russia?

  9. benher says:

    Sigh… you know, if you’re going to put something like “that young man appears to be consummating unnatural relations with the Flatiron building.” you might as well close comments as there will be no more room for us to make inappropriate jokes.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It’s this building:

    And all of Mosselprom’s advertising slogans (‘nowhere but at mosselprom!’ and the ones that were on the products as well) were written by this rather famous guy:

  11. Chentzilla says:

    Cory has chosen to reproduce a wrong comment, and added his own ignorance to it. Mosselprom isn’t a small shop, but a state-run department store (as noted above), and the building isn’t Flatiron, but, well, Mosselprom.

  12. Anonymous says:

    the building is in Moscow, Kalashny Lane, 2/10 (near 18, Vozdvizhenka) – Mosselprom Building (1923)
    and the phrase is by the famous Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky

  13. Mark Crummett says:

    Is that a department store or are you just happy to have met your five-year goal?

  14. rebdav says:

    Hooray!! food for Muscovites while Ukraine the great Soviet wheat exporter starves at NKVD gunpoint!

Leave a Reply