Why Communism Failed

The shelves were empty, but they still put out commercials like this.

These are apparently posted on a site documenting the best of Estonian TV advertising from the 1980’s. In just a few years the walls would come down. It’s easy to see why.

Some direct link highlights:
Saturday Night Fever meets Napoleon Dynamite

The glory of the Soviet worker

The glory of Soviet cuisine

We had lights but the commissar borrowed them for his dacha

No qualms about “borrowing” music from the Beatles: Part One and Part Two

My three favorites:

More Soviet worker glory (and check out the name of the product)

Music “borrowed” from the Tijuana Brass highlights the best looking ad of the bunch. I wish I could say the same about the product.

And finally, this one is just downright disturbing…

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