Wonderful and Weird Vintage Ads From Russia

Jill Harness
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There's something comforting and familiar about old American advertising. But vintage ads from other countries aren't always so predictable. Especially those from Russia. That doesn't mean the art isn't delightful—a man flying on a cigarette is quite whimsical, even if it is a bit odd. The same goes for these crawfish who are ready for a nice cannibalistic dinner.

Or this one, which looks more like a propaganda poster supporting shoe revolution than an ad to buy golashes. According to io9, the poster translates to "Rezinotrest is your protector from rain and slush. Without galoshes, Europe is bound to sit and weep."

Don't miss the chance to check out even more of these oddities on io9 and Dark Roasted Blend.