fashion show in in yerevan, 1985.

inscription on the wall says something about soviet-czechoslovakia friendship. i guess the design is from czechoslovakia. note how ‘sad’ everything is, in this try to make something shiny and attractive. this expresses sovietness a lot.

http://history.armenpress.am/photos/5479-նորաձևության-ցուցադրություն.html

#yerevan #ussr #cccp #czechoslovakia #fashion #1985 #design #history #girls

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If you had ever wanted to go on a tour you should have had your play list approved beforehand. We could have never stated that we were going to perform the Beatles’ songs. Hrayr Kotoyan’s father, composer Vagharshak Kotoyan, was authorized to approve the roster. We cheated a little stating that we were going to sing the English coal miners’ song written by Lennon and McCartney.

http://www.mediamax.am/en/news/special-report/24330/

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Marx taught that luxury is as much a vice as poverty and that our goal should be to be much, not to have much. (I refer here to the real Marx, the radical humanist, not to the vulgar forgery presented by Soviet communism.) Erich Fromm, “To have or to be” #erich-fromm #fromm #marx #philosophy #psychology #socialism #communism #bourgeois #future #values #quote #ussr

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remembered old Soviet joke:

Young French girl comes to Soviet Union, walks in Moscow, and falls in to the open hatch, gets injuries. When she comes back to her senses at the hospital, says:

— why wasn’t it marked with a red flag? you could at least mark it!

And hears the answer:

— when you were crossing the border, did you see the big red flag?

#ussr #soviet #joke #flag #cccp

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while certain music was not welcomed very much in USSR, places like Caucasus were far away, hard to control, and sometimes even intentionally left more free, to prevent separatism. when armenian jazzmen was going to other parts of the empire they’ve got many negative feedbacks for their not conforming to the ideas of social realism beards and bourgeois music.

some then famous Russian performers had “grown up” in Armenia. For instance at 3.50 you can hear Larisa Dolina, ethnic Jewish from Azerbaidjan, who performed adaptation of folk Armenian song. Overall I cannot watch & hear these all now. Too boring for me. Third song seems too vulgar to me. At 13.23 though music gets better. (: No beards here of course. This was too official orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpQnjkuzwHQ

#music #history #jazz #armenia #armenian-music #dolina #orbelian #ussr #orchestra #folk #music

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#hitler #stalin #ussr #poland #justification #history


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