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Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR

Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR

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Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR
Java, Capital, Space, Apollo-Soyuz, Prima, Laika – these names are familiar to millions of smokers of the Soviet Union, and not only to smokers. Soviet cigarette story began after World War II. Prior to that, the majority of smokers used cigars and Hand-rolled cigarettes. Cigarettes with filter and form of international standard appeared only in 1966. By the mid 70-ies of the USSR entered the three of the world’s leading manufacturers of tobacco products, giving the palm only the US and China. The Soviet Union produced 365 billion cigarettes per year – about a tenth of the world’s production. Cigarettes have become essential goods for many Soviet people thanks to colorful printed ads, in the form of posters.

Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR. Best cigarettes of Crimea

Best cigarettes of Crimea

In the USSR produced cigarette brands dedicated to fly into space, festivals, some cities and regions of the immense Soviet Union. In addition, specific “own” tobacco had almost all of the representatives of the population – from poets to miners. The names speak for themselves: Hunting, Melody, River fleet, South, North, Medeo, Guards. There was even surprising for those times cigarette brand ‘Manager’, which was produced at the Kiev tobacco factory.

Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR. Cigarettes - the new standard gun. Leningrad cigarette factory

Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR. Cigarettes – the new standard gun. Leningrad cigarette factory

The country – “smoker №1” were the United States. So, the giants of the American tobacco industry did not stint on bright catchy advertising.

Cigarettes of Moscow factory Ducat, Java, Red Star

Cigarettes of Moscow factory Ducat, Java, Red Star

Vintage Cigarette ads in USSR