Merilin's Retro

Vintage from 1950-80 Soviet Union


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1200 sales and 300 reviews.
It means that every 4th buyer writes a review. I think it’s quite a large amount of people who cares to let the review.
I am happy!

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Merilin's Retro


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Merilin’s Retro Vintage Shop

Merilin's Retro

See my whole store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerilinsRetro


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What is USSR in Russian?

USSR (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) is in Russian CCCP (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик), Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik or shortened to the Soviet Union (Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з), Sovetskij Soyuz.
It existed between 1922 and 1991 and it’s a union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized in Moscow.

Former northern Eurasian empire stretching from the Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean and, in its final years, consisting of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (S.S.R.’s)–Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The capital was Moscow, then and now the capital of Russia.

Russia and the former Soviet republics

Russia and the former Soviet republics


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More polka dots!

 

Polka dot service in MerilinsRetro

Cool vintage set of 12 polka dot cups and saucers from former Soviet Union (USSR) early 1980’s.
Buy here: http://etsy.me/1ry5HEy


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Lead Toy Soldiers from Soviet Union

Lead Toy Soldiers

This beautiful antique toy army set is made in early 1960-s in former Soviet Union (USSR). They are in a variety of color and shape. You get the ones you see here – 25 pieces!
$85

Available here: http://etsy.me/1kB0Gsf


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Vintage Safety Goggles

Safety Goggles by MerilinsRetro

Circa 1970’s vintage original Soviet Union folding safety goggles with green glass lenses, plastic frames in imitation leather and adjustable brown rubber headband.
These safety glasses will make a fantastic addition to your Antique Neo-Victorian Gothic, Air Pirate, or Steampunk attire.

Only for $35
In my shop here: http://etsy.me/1jxKEcs

 


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Soviet Union Youth Propaganda Newspaper

Soviet Newspaper

Available here: http://goo.gl/jNOE7d

Rare Russian Propaganda Newspaper Pionerskaya Pravda (Пионе́рская Пра́вда) for Soviet Union USSR young Scouts. May 1-st 1973 edition.
Contains short stories and news in color for Labor Day. Pionerskaya Pravda (“Truth for Young Pioneers”) promotes Soviet Union States values for young Scouts. Published by the Central Committee of Komsomol.
“Pioneer – young brother of Komsomol! Komsomol – young brother of communist!”

The newspaper has been founded March 6, 1925 in Moscow. In 1970s and 1980s its circulation approached 10,000,000 (almost every child in the Soviet Union had subscription). Its title follows the name of the main Soviet newspaper, Pravda, as did multiple other newspapers.

Rare piece since most of newspapers were destroyed in the 1990’s.
Fond it from my summer house where the Russian tourists stayed occasionaly in the Soviet time.