Thursday, August 23, 2007

People and the Party together....not really

This Soviet poster is from 1978 as the planned economy of the Soviet Union was falling apart. Its posted on a blog that displays a soviet era propaganda poster everyday. Fascinating stuff. As the economy crumbled the only response from Soviet leaders was to call on tired collectivist rhetoric. The poster reads: “People and the party are undivided”

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So, common folk used to joke like “People and the party are undivided indeed, except for the things they eat” implying that many goods were in shortage and the party officials could get them in special stores without problems.