"Don't Spoil Children" // Soviet Union// 1970 // Artist: Nikolay Ten
By - edikl
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Jokes on them, i never had candy, money or reliable food as a child and i still started smoking and drinking as a teen
Define reliable food.
3 square meals daily
I think the message of the poster here is that everything has to be done in moderation. Feeding your children is not exactly spoiling them, if you ask my opinion.
But he represents another extreme in bringing up children: don't give your children anything.
Children do need pocket money.
A food that won't let you down!
lol, I think it was meant as a reliable source of food.
The idea was that the spoiled child is unlikely growing up as a full-developed and independent individual, so they eventually will turn into a dreg who has no good manners and spends all their little money on bad habits.
Cuno doesn’t give a fuck
I think in Cuno's case the reason he's so fucked up is that he didn't receive *any* kind of affection rather than too much of it
Yes that’s fair. I was mostly pointing out the lower pictures physical and behavioral similarities.
Pro Gopnik propaganda
Well firsy that child looked evil.
Second, he just turned slav.
Slav? I thought Croat at first!
You’re gonna be shocked..
Looks like he lit the filter end.
These are "White Sea channel" brand cigarettes. I am afraid there is no filter. It's just that at the time the paper in the front part was so thin you could see the tobacco inside, while the hollow back part was thicker. Hence the shading at the lit end.
Thats how men smoke, get the taste of the filter in every puff
Bold of you to assume that Belomorkanal had filters.
Was definitely not the top child, am definitely the bottom one. What happened??
Not sure which way you mean, could go either way haha
Second guy down = Shahrukh Khan
In 1970s Russia I could not spoil my kid even if I wanted to bro :L
No toys and bikes under communism?
"Orlyonok" bikes were in huge deficit and were a sign of a kid from a very well off family.
Same with certain toys.
Every kid in Moscow had a bike.
Except the ones who didn't. Don't feed me this crap, I was a kid in Moscow in the 80s and a bike I had not.
Nonsense. Every kid had one, unless your parents were spending money on vodka.
Statistics on that? Or are you just speaking out of your ass?
Even poor Chinese under Chairman Mao Zedong's rule had bikes.
Forget the fact the soviets spread their stupid ideology to a shit ton of countries, opressed and slaughtered millions and then collapsed. They, at least in Moscow, teh capital, had bikes!
Other countries sure didn't opress and slaughter millions.
WHAT ABOUT X? HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT Y WITHOUT MENTIONING X! Yea fuck the other countries too for doing that but the soviets get more hate for me bc they did it to my country.
And damnit! Just like that I'm agreeing with the Soviets.. again 🥴
Can anyone tell us what the sleeves say? From the little Cyrillic I can read, looks like Mama, Papa, Babushka?
Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma.
To be fair, there's plenty children who could have better turned had their parents not excessively dotted on them.
I thought the left hand was giving the kid condoms
Peek gopnik energy
I have this poster- anyone interested in it? It is looking for a home.
Don’t give them money,
Make them die from smoking.
Yeah! Prosperous communism right?
Chellentano, is that you?