Fear and fakery in the defunct Communist paradise 2

These were thousands of Young Pioneers, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s organization for children under fourteen, with a few adult organizers. They were being drilled for a gas attack by the West. However, the gas-masks were not real, just mocked up with bits and pieces of paper, rubber, and whatever other scraps they could get hold of. Which means either the Soviet authorities had no intention of protecting them, or they knew that the West had no intention of gassing them. Or both.

Notice the uniform copies the Boy Scouts’.

Don’t they look like a crowd of Donald Ducks?


(Hat tip Josef , who sent us the picture and information)

Posted under Commentary, communism, Soviet Union by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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