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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 4:02 a.m. PST

Which population wore (or wears) that clothing and braided hairdo in the former USSR?

Could it be a useful terrain accent to those gaming some areas of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan? Or was this propaganda media made for an entirely different area?

Dan

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JimDuncanUK03 May 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

The book appears to be about Lenin so no help really.

olicana03 May 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

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I think that's your baby!

olicana03 May 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

I think that's something like the Russian name for Tajikistan: Using the wiki cyrillic alphabet decoder, it might say something that sounds more like tarchzikistan, maybe.

From wiki:
"is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It's known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers."

Sounds like quite a pretty country from that description.

Jeigheff03 May 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

It's striking that the lady is wearing high heels, a western touch (unless I'm wrong.)

olicana03 May 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

It's striking that the lady is wearing high heels, a western touch (unless I'm wrong.)

I think that's rather the point of this propaganda. Holding her copy of "the world according to Lenin", the girl turns her back on the old (Muslim) ways, and strides forward into 'soviet modernity'.

High heels (and lipstick too, if I'm not mistaken) have always been a draw to young girls, and if Lenin says it's O.K. then who are mummy and daddy to argue.

Legion 403 May 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

Yes, many former USSR states like Tajikistan, are moslem, and the locals look very much "Asian"/"Oriental" as opposed to Caucasian. E.g. Stalin, Lenin, Zhukov, Putin, etc.

And as with Christians, Jews and moslems, etc., their "beliefs" didn't always "get along" with hardcore Communist dogma, etc. It was God or the Communist State to some/many it seemed. Even some churches, etc., in some areas were abandoned or destroyed. Some are still around in a state of decay and in ruins. Even in places like e.g. Romania, etc.

BTW : Have seen some pictures from that region and many of the women appeared to be quite attractive.

Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

I'm not quite sure, but maybe it is an old poster from Tashkent (Uzbekistan):

- Old man: When did you get away from the sacred book?
- Young woman: Since I learned to read this book.

Costumes and hats of them both are traditional from Uzbekistan and other places in Central Asia.

Hope it helps.

Legion 403 May 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

Costumes and hats of them both are traditional from Uzbekistan and other places in Central Asia.
Yes, that is very true.

olicana03 May 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

BTW : Have seen some pictures from that region and many of the women appeared to be quite attractive.
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Tajikistan's entry for Miss United Nations

Legion 403 May 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

WOW !!! huh?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

There's a "Miss United Nations"???

Never heard of it before now. When did that happen?

Dan

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

@ olicana
"High heels (and lipstick too, if I'm not mistaken) have always been a draw to young girls, and if Lenin says it's O.K. then who are mummy and daddy to argue."

Plus, it beats the body bag and second class citizenship too.

Legion 403 May 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

You got that right Stone …

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

Yeah, that would really make an interesting poster for Afghanistan terrain.

Dan

DyeHard03 May 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

I think we are talking Uzbek:

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Uzbekistan. 1930. Uzbek girl, Central Asia.

olicana03 May 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

@ olicana
"High heels (and lipstick too, if I'm not mistaken) have always been a draw to young girls, and if Lenin says it's O.K. then who are mummy and daddy to argue."

Plus, it beats the body bag and second class citizenship too.

Indeed.

When I visited Russia I was shocked to see how 'second class' they were treated. It seems that a lot of the low skilled building and manual work in places like Moscow is done (on the cheap) by immigrants from the 'Stans'. They are often subject to blatant racism by Russians and constantly shaken down by the police and security services (who are as corrupt as they come) 'checking' immigration status.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

Olicana

I googled Soviet Uzbek propaganda posters and found this.

Dan

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

The fight still continues.

Legion 404 May 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

With no end in sight it appears …

bsrlee05 May 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

The 'High Heels' date back to at least the 1600's in Central Asia, usually worn as part of a set of slippers put on over the main shoes/riding boots. There are some in collections that have steel heels and soles, and were sometimes used as hand-to-hand weapons.

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