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The Girl with a Hatbox

Двадцатые годы, когда все были
Двадцатилетними, молодыми,
Скрылись в хронологическом дыме.

Young woman with a fortune teller, Leningrad State Porcelain Factory, 1920s
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Young woman with a fortune teller, Leningrad State Porcelain Factory, 1920s

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"Новости Моды"/Fashion News #11, 1922

"Новости Моды"/Fashion News #11, 1922

Trams on Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow, 1925
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Trams on Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow, 1925

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"Kio at the State Circus. Today and every day.", 1927
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"Kio at the State Circus. Today and every day.", 1927

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Mosaic at the entrance of Krasnoselskaya metro station

Mosaic at the entrance of Krasnoselskaya metro station

"Cigarettes ‘Extra’. Leningrad State Tobacco Trust.", ad by Alexander Zelensky, 1925
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"Cigarettes ‘Extra’. Leningrad State Tobacco Trust.", ad by Alexander Zelensky, 1925

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Some more screenshots from Aleksandr Medvedkin’s Happiness/”Счастье” (1934) - absolutely insane, over-the-top, surreal, very funny and occasionally sad satire (on a high ideological level, of course!) which you have to see right about now. 

Fetish nun getup! - Something you don’t see in Stalin-era films very often. (From Aleksandr Medvedkin’s Happiness, 1934)

Fetish nun getup! - Something you don’t see in Stalin-era films very often. (From Aleksandr Medvedkin’s Happiness, 1934)

Home Seamstress magazine #9, 1929
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Home Seamstress magazine #9, 1929

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Back: Olga Rodchenko (Alexander Rodchenko’s mother); Center: Anton Lavinsky, Alexander Vesnin, Lyubov Popova, Nikolai Sobolev; Front: Varvara Stepanova
Photo by Alexander Rodchenko, 1924
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Back: Olga Rodchenko (Alexander Rodchenko’s mother); Center: Anton Lavinsky, Alexander Vesnin, Lyubov Popova, Nikolai Sobolev; Front: Varvara Stepanova

Photo by Alexander Rodchenko, 1924

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Aleksandr Rodchenko - Red Army Maneuvers, 1924.

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Sports Fever (dir. Alfred Dobbelt, 1928), poster by the Stenberg brothers
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Sports Fever (dir. Alfred Dobbelt, 1928), poster by the Stenberg brothers

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From the satirical magazine Chudak, 1928:
"Based on the persistent rumors of women’s planned coup on March 8, 1928, we present likely members of the new government below:
People’s Comissar for Foreign Affairs - of course, Alexandra Kollontai, PC of Workers’ and Peasant’s Inspectorate - Sofia Smidovich, PC for Education - Nadezhda Krupskaya
PC for Justice - Maria Ulyanova, Chairwoman - naturally, Alexandra Artyukhina, PC on War Affairs - of course, Varvara Yakovleva
PC for Internal Affairs - Faina Nyurina, PC for Railways (on the global scale) - Olga Kameneva, PC for Agriculture - A. Kaligina, PC for Finance - Elena Rozmirovich
…the person selected as the head of the newly created Men’s Department remains unknown.”
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From the satirical magazine Chudak, 1928:

"Based on the persistent rumors of women’s planned coup on March 8, 1928, we present likely members of the new government below:

People’s Comissar for Foreign Affairs - of course, Alexandra Kollontai, PC of Workers’ and Peasant’s Inspectorate - Sofia Smidovich, PC for Education - Nadezhda Krupskaya

PC for Justice - Maria Ulyanova, Chairwoman - naturally, Alexandra Artyukhina, PC on War Affairs - of course, Varvara Yakovleva

PC for Internal Affairs - Faina Nyurina, PC for Railways (on the global scale) - Olga Kameneva, PC for Agriculture - A. Kaligina, PC for Finance - Elena Rozmirovich

…the person selected as the head of the newly created Men’s Department remains unknown.”

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Ballet dancer and teacher Agrippina Vaganova, 1920s

Ballet dancer and teacher Agrippina Vaganova, 1920s

The first issue of the first Soviet auto magazine Behind the Wheel, 1928
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The first issue of the first Soviet auto magazine Behind the Wheel, 1928

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