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'.Читать дальше
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.Читать дальше
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.Читать дальше
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.
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.Читать дальше