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by Vladimir Zarubin, 1972

by Vladimir Zarubin, 1972

(Source: soviet-life.livejournal.com)

1971

1971

(Source: vkontakte.ru)

by L. Manilova, 1977

by L. Manilova, 1977

(Source: vkontakte.ru)

kritseldis:

A New year postcard by artist Vaike Pääsuke, 1971

Any ideas what this is supposed to mean?

kritseldis:

A New year postcard by artist Vaike Pääsuke, 1971

Any ideas what this is supposed to mean?

kritseldis:

A New Year postcard from 1972, by E.Pikk and V.Sillam.

kritseldis:

A New Year postcard from 1972, by E.Pikk and V.Sillam.

kritseldis:

A New Year postcard by artist M.Fuks, 1977

kritseldis:

A New Year postcard by artist M.Fuks, 1977

kritseldis:

A New year postcard with a Christmas cookie (piparkook) from year 1971 by E.Pikk and V.Sillam.
These cookies are popular not just for eating, but also as tongue-twisters (just try to say pagari piparkook fast and many times in row!) and they appear in seasonal songs, like this one called Piparkoogipoisid you can listen on Youtube.

kritseldis:

A New year postcard with a Christmas cookie (piparkook) from year 1971 by E.Pikk and V.Sillam.

These cookies are popular not just for eating, but also as tongue-twisters (just try to say pagari piparkook fast and many times in row!) and they appear in seasonal songs, like this one called Piparkoogipoisid you can listen on Youtube.

kritseldis:

I have just received this card, wishing me a New Year full of either luck or joy (õnn means both and a lucky person is called õnneseen - that translates as a mushroom of luck).
I assume this means my 79 years old aunt, who sent this card, has reached 40 years back in her decluttering, as this card by A. Alla was printed in 1973.

kritseldis:

I have just received this card, wishing me a New Year full of either luck or joy (õnn means both and a lucky person is called õnneseen - that translates as a mushroom of luck).

I assume this means my 79 years old aunt, who sent this card, has reached 40 years back in her decluttering, as this card by A. Alla was printed in 1973.

Soviet New Year postcard (1981) (by katya.)

Soviet New Year postcard (1981) (by katya.)

(1975)

"Ice Cream". I don’t know why, but they did sell ice cream outside during winter in the USSR. There are songs about it.

(1975)

"Ice Cream". I don’t know why, but they did sell ice cream outside during winter in the USSR. There are songs about it.