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Tinplate6

A Vintage Soviet Bank-Bot?

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Yes, back in the USSR, in 1976, this creamsicle colored fellow may have helped the working-class children save their rubles. :biggrin:

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He stands 11 inches tall, and is made from blown-in-mold plastic. The star on his back is removable.

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Along the left side are Russian letters...

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And along the right is the date of 1976 (which, by the way, is the year I entered college).

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This has a lanyard attached to a ring on the top, which was possibly for hanging on a Christmas tree, and it could very well have been filled with candy.

Now, since my knowledge of Russian is a bit sparse, I shall defer to our European members to offer a translation of what it says. :scratchhead::blush:

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Thanks Alessandro...

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The House of the Unions.
For the building with a similar name in Kiev, see Trade Unions Building (Kiev).

The House of the Unions (Russian: Дом союзов) (also called "Palace of Unions") is a historical building in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow, Russia. It is situated on the corner of Bolshaya Dmitrovka and Okhotny Ryad streets.[1]

So this toy might have been a souvenier.

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So.. Better late than never!

 

There was a tradition to carry out "Major Kremlin Christmas tree" and "House of the Unions Christmas tree"- a festive events for better schoolchilds and children of Communist Party leaders.
At this events kids get Christmas gifts: sweet-stuff in special boxes. Design of boxes was different every year. This box was a gift on the "House of the Unions Christmas tree" in 1976.

There is no more sweets inside as we can see).

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Good to see you posting again, Ninoi4506!

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Love to solve again your russian culture quests, Tinplate6))

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