Monday, August 15, 2011

Tourists Duped By Soviet Union Memorabilia Made in China

Lenin pin
made in USSR or
made in China?
"I said export world revolution 
not revolutionary 
cheap pins to the world"
What happens when a nominal communist state is making communist memorabilia of a former communist state? Yes, the communist memorabilia market run by artisans in the former communist state collides. Exactly what is happening in Russia where Chinese "Soviet Union"-era products are flooding the souvenir market. Tourists think they buy something authentic buy a fake low cost product from China.

Read Khristina Narizhnaya's 'Made in the U.S.S.R. is now made in China' article for The Moscow Times here.

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