Avoska is a Russian only word used to describe a shopping bag widespread in the former Soviet Union.

“Long before the green-minded hip began toting these fishnet shopping sacks whilst touring organic foodmarts, the USSR had developed the archetype — the amazing avoska.

Газетный киоск на проспекте Карла Маркса. Москва,1971 год. Фотограф: Виктор Кошевой

Газетный киоск на проспекте Карла Маркса. Москва,1971 год. Фотограф: Виктор Кошевой

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“Detskiy Mir” – “Children’s World” – was a network of Soviet toy stores.

Soviet ski troops advancing the front line in Leningrad (1943)

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Soviet ski troops by the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad.

1946. Худ. Попов Николай Николаевич (1890-1958).

1946. Худ. Попов Николай Николаевич (1890-1958).

Позитив из Города Солнца - Фото из СССР. Часть 18. 1950-е

Позитив из Города Солнца - Фото из СССР. Часть 18. 1950-е

GUM - Main Department Store, Moscow, 1930. by Simon Friedland

“ “ “ Simon Friedland GUM - Main Department Store, Moscow 1930 via Luminous-Lint ” ” theshipthatflew: huysmanswifewannabe:

spasso house, moscow, russia, 1968  photo by elliott erwitt/magnum photos, from elliott erwitt’s dogs by peter mayle

spasso house, moscow, russia, 1968 photo by elliott erwitt/magnum photos, from elliott erwitt’s dogs by peter mayle

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