USSR Propoganda Poster

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    Can anyone provide me a translation?

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    1. derAmialtebloede [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      ОСОАВИАХИМ is an acronym for the Society for the Promotion of Defense, Aviation and Chemical Construction [Общество содействия обороне, авиационному и химическому строительству], established in 1927.

      Thus, the top line reads: "OSOAVIAKHIM - supports peaceful labor and the defense of the USSR."

      And the bottom line reads: "Give [i.e., let there be] a Soviet dirigible!"

    2. Beetlebomb Pohutukawa 68 months ago | reply

      Did the Soviets build dirigibles?

    3. derAmialtebloede [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Apparently enough to warrant a Wikipedia article about them,

    4. lazzo51 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info!

    5. derAmialtebloede [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      My pleasure.

    6. McSnerd 64 months ago | reply

      Actual translation:
      Top:You must be at least 4'10' to go on this ride. Except for comrade Stalin.
      Below: "My hammer is too small! Please send me a bigger hammer: about this big."

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