Friday, May 05, 2006

Better Dead Than Drink Georgian Red

This is a few days late, but it's still a hoot.

To promote the ban on Georgian wine, Komsomolskaya Pravda created this poster for distribution. "Respect yourself and your homeland: Don't Drink Georgian wine!" it says. (click the above link for a large version)

For you Soviet propagandaphiles, that image looks familiar for a reason. It's an old 50s poster that's had the vodka glass replaced with a Georgian wine horn. Here's the original image:

Here's hoping the anti-wine campaign proves as successful and long-lasting as the anti-vodka campaigns. Coming between a Russian and his booze is generally not a long-term winning strategy.


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