The Soviet Union as seen by a Russian Pin Up artist

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There was no Pin Up art in the Soviet times. Due to the devastation of World War II, Russian women in the ’40s and ’50s were taught to be tough and work hard. Russians never had the chance to enjoy the happy pin-up times of America’s post-war period. The Russian illustrator Valery Barykin successfully compiles vintage American Pin Up art with Soviet propaganda, filling the missing niche.

Come to our construction!

Come to our construction!

Share your experiences with the youth!

Share your experiences with the youth!

Do not distract the driver during heavy traffic!

Do not distract the driver during heavy traffic!

All of the salary goes to wife!

All of the salary goes to wife!

How much did you work today?

How much did you work today?

Young construction chief in the workplace!

Young construction chief in the workplace!

Worker of the communal services! Provide the best quality of service in your home!

Worker of the communal services! Provide the best quality of service in your home!

Almost in Moscow! (as in "we're almost there")

Almost in Moscow! (as in “we’re almost there”)

To the new workplace victories!

To the new workplace victories!

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– via svoboda.org

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