Saturday, 30 May 2009

"Aren't these your children?"

Aren't these your children?, originally uploaded by punalippu.

Ne vashi li deti, asks a Central Asian-looking militsiya officer in this Soviet poster by V. Evenko from 1961, depicted on a contemporary postcard found in the russian bookstore Ruslania in Helsinki. The message is clear. Parents should take responsibility for the misdeeds of their children. The blue text is the same in Uzbek, I think - correct me if I'm wrong.

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