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marketing Thank God I'm really VIP

25.02.2014 17:16   

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Photo by Mikhail Galushko.

'Thank God I'm really VIP', says this fabulous billboard in Moscow. Apparently, it's a self-promotion by the agency that offers 'advertising in places of elite leisure'.

ephemera, marketing, retro Soviet print advertisements of 1950s

18.01.2014 03:09    ,

Soviet print advertisements of 1950s

Advertisements of various Soviet products — from lemonade and mineral water to alarm clocks and rubber boats — were published on the back pages of some issues of Ogonyok magazine beginning from the middle 1950s. The Soviet marketing always was one of my favorite topics so I've scanned 8 ads and now sharing those with readers of metkere.com. Seems as modern designers and copywriters can learn a lot from their Soviet colleagues from the middle of XX century. First page represents tea that 'has pleasant taste and exquisite flavor'.

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crime, politics, terrorism Edwin Bakker: Investment in the rule of law is the best counterterrorism strategy

11.01.2014 17:08   

Эдвин Баккер

Dr. Edwin Bakker, Director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism, told metkere.com why terrorists targeted Volgograd and how Russian authorities should deal with them.

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futurism, retro, Science 13 weird Soviet robots

15.11.2013 14:14    ,

Робот Орион. Фото: А. Соломонов/РИА Новости
All photos: RIA Novosti.

In the Soviet Union, robots were an important part of ideology. In the bright future of communism it would have been their duty to work hard while Soviet people were to take advantage of self-development and prepare the colonization of Mars. In every Young Pioneers Palace and House of Young Technicians schoolchildren were creating their own, very exotic at times, robots. Grown-up engineers were also not falling behind. metkere.com presents 13 weird Soviet robots — from the secretary with the tray to synthesizing diamonds moustache robot.

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marketing, retro, transport Aeroflot commercial of 1965

23.10.2013 00:33   


Photo by S. Solovyov / RIA Novosti.

Advertisement of Soviet airline Aeroflot placed on the Metropol hotel, Moscow, 1965. I like the catchy slogan: Tupolev — fast, convenient, efficient.

novosibirsk, Science Cathode st. intersects Anode st

08.02.2013 10:26    ,

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Cathode street (Katodnaya ulitsa) intersects with Anode street (Anodnaya ulitsa) in Russian city of Novosibirsk.

novosibirsk, report Zombies in Siberia

01.11.2012 17:07   

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Photos by Maya Shelkovnikova.
The Zombie Parade, traditional rally of ghosts, werewolves, witches and vampires, took place on October 31 in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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sports This is Russia

13.06.2012 22:23   


Photo: Pascal Lauener/Reuters via The Big Picture.

Russian fans hold up a giant banner before the Euro 2012 soccer match against Poland.

photo, report, space How military satellites burn in the atmosphere

23.12.2011 22:19   

Sasha Alexeyenko from Novosibirsk photographed debris of the Meridian military satellite after launch failure.

The Meridian-series communication satellite was launched aboard a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket earlier Friday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The Soyuz-2 suffered a malfunction during the third stage and the satellite came down in Novosibirsk region in Siberia.

novosibirsk, politics, report Uprising in the snow

10.12.2011 19:00   


Photos by Maya Shelkovnikova.

About 4000 people attended the rally for fair elections in Novosibirsk despite -15 C. Students, managers, artists, journalists, former officials, retired political consultants and teenage mutant ninja turtles came to the square in front of the public library.

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