This project is dedicated to matchbox labels, which were collected by me in the 70s-80s in the country, which has gone today - the USSR.
Today, 20-30 years later, it's very interesting to take a look on these collections and to recall, what was in those days. 20 years -
it's not much for the country, but for its citizens (who had grow up, or matured, or grow older, depending on birthdate) it' is a big
period. And the fact, that there were so many events compressed into these 20 years, stretches them out. USSR seems to be something far and unreal, like evanescent mourning dream, in which we seen, that we are not who we are. It's just the time to take the labels and, by looking at them, try to remember, what people living in USSR felt. So, I'll be recalling what was in that time, looking on these labels (they are starting to turn yellow already) and you use my stories to familiarize with soviet and russian people. I assure you, it is funny and useful. :)
I would be unable to done this project without my friend Konstantin Shramchevsky, who kindly translated to English all that I wrote.
Everybody, who grew up in USSR, has very special attitude to revolution, which occured in Russia on 7, November, 1917. Soviet propaganda was calling this event as «The most significant event of Russian history», and this statement isnít disproved even by those, who considers the revolution as unambiguously negative occurence. Its official soviet name - «Velikaya Oktyabrskaya sotsyialisticheskaya revolutsiya» («The Great October Socialistic Revolution»), but there are some other names: «Oktyabrskaya revolyutsiya» («October revolution»), «Velikiy Oktyabr» («The Great October») and even simply «Oktyabr» («October», necessarily with leading capital letter)... Read more »