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"Don't Spoil Children" // Soviet Union// 1970 // Artist: Nikolay Ten

"Don't Spoil Children" // Soviet Union// 1970 // Artist: Nikolay Ten

  • By - edikl

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laziflores

Jokes on them, i never had candy, money or reliable food as a child and i still started smoking and drinking as a teen


edikl

Define reliable food.


laziflores

3 square meals daily


edikl

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.


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edikl

But he represents another extreme in bringing up children: don't give your children anything. Children do need pocket money.


Sul0tf

A food that won't let you down! lol, I think it was meant as a reliable source of food.


AlexanDDOS

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.


bricksonn

Cuno doesn’t give a fuck


Tasselled_Wobbegong

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


bricksonn

Yes that’s fair. I was mostly pointing out the lower pictures physical and behavioral similarities.


Capable_Address_5052

Pro Gopnik propaganda


Thorbork

Well firsy that child looked evil. Second, he just turned slav.


btorres86

Slav? I thought Croat at first!


gary_the_buryat

You’re gonna be shocked..


Bodhigomo

Looks like he lit the filter end.


_-null-_

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.


the_clash_is_back

Thats how men smoke, get the taste of the filter in every puff


geronvit

Bold of you to assume that Belomorkanal had filters.


Historical-Fill-1523

Was definitely not the top child, am definitely the bottom one. What happened??


_-null-_

College?


Historical-Fill-1523

Not sure which way you mean, could go either way haha


flaxseedyup

Second guy down = Shahrukh Khan


mylittlebattles

Iconic actor


FantasticGoat1738

In 1970s Russia I could not spoil my kid even if I wanted to bro :L


edikl

Why not?


Username12478

Communism


edikl

No toys and bikes under communism?


geronvit

"Orlyonok" bikes were in huge deficit and were a sign of a kid from a very well off family. Same with certain toys.


edikl

Every kid in Moscow had a bike.


geronvit

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.


edikl

Nonsense. Every kid had one, unless your parents were spending money on vodka.


FuhrerIsCringe

Statistics on that? Or are you just speaking out of your ass?


edikl

Even poor Chinese under Chairman Mao Zedong's rule had bikes.


FantasticGoat1738

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!


edikl

Other countries sure didn't opress and slaughter millions.


FantasticGoat1738

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.


Jccali1214

And damnit! Just like that I'm agreeing with the Soviets.. again 🥴


dwightus_schrutus

Can anyone tell us what the sleeves say? From the little Cyrillic I can read, looks like Mama, Papa, Babushka?


edikl

Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma.


Johannes_P

To be fair, there's plenty children who could have better turned had their parents not excessively dotted on them.


Caleebies

I thought the left hand was giving the kid condoms


Bernard_Hunor_Deak

Yes.


senorElMeowMeow

Peek gopnik energy


GroundbreakingAct906

I have this poster- anyone interested in it? It is looking for a home.


pentagonal_cp

Don’t give them money, Make them die from smoking. Yeah! Prosperous communism right?


meninminezimiswright

Chellentano, is that you?