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Coca-Cola Polar Bears - Russian Style  
User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13886 times:

Almost everyone is familiar with the Coke Polar Bears used for their advertising campaigns over the years



It is now time to introduce you to the Polar Bear campaigns Coke used in Russia (with translations provided).....

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/70/kalininskiycocokobawf20483sl.jpg

Сосо-Коба
Soso-Koba (Soso was Stalin's nickname as a child, Koba was his nickname before he changed his name to Stalin)

Коба - счастье народное! (Koba - People's Happiness!)
125 летию Сосо посвящается (125 years of devotion to Soso)

*Take off of Stalinist era propaganda posters such as this http://www.russianlegacy.com/catalog...ction/t-shirts/T-SHIRT042_view.jpg which proclaim "BELOVED STALIN - PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS"

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8879/kalininskiyckokackokal20487ts.jpg

Скока?-Скока?!
Skoka?-Skoka?! -- this is a play on the word "Skol'ko" (How much) -- Moscow traffic police are well known for responding to that question  Smile

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9199/kalininskiylgoti16001pz.jpg

Вота-Льгота
Vota-L'gota -- a play on the phrase "Vot vam l'gota" (Here is your benefit) -- pensioners in Russia used to get a lot of benefits paid for by the state (free transport, medicines, housing etc). The govt cut this out and instead gave them 1500rub ($50) per month in lieu of all benefits -- hence the tears

http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/3209/kalininskiysnovavoval20488mr.jpg

Снова-Вова
Snova-Vova -- Vova Again -- Vova being nickname for Vladimir.

http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/7893/kalininskiytokacocalw2047db.jpg

Тока-Кока
Toka-Koka - play on "Tolko koka" (Only Cocaine!)

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6873/kalininskiynetokacocal2046gv.jpg

Не Тока Кока
Ne Toka Koka - play on "Ne tolko koka" (Not only cocaine)

http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/2336/kalininskiytokanecocal20489xv.jpg

Тока-Не Кока
Toka-Ne Koka - play on "Tolko ne koka" (Only no cocaine) - reference to Interview with a Vampire when Claudia brings Lestat the 2 drugged boys - vampires are 'afraid' of these drugs

Some funny stuff there.

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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13865 times:

LMAO.Someone has some great photoshopping skills Big grin

BTW is it just me or does coca cola taste better in russia than it does in the US?



Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13857 times:

Could've been very funny, have the Russian reality of life not been being so sad.


2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13788 times:

Espion007: No idea about the coke....don't drink it myself....100% Pepsi here (if talking colas)

LY7E7: They are very funny. There's not a Russian I know who has seen these who hasn't laughed. One thing you learn is that Russians have a knack of laughing at themselves -- very close to the Aussie sense of humour -- which is why I 'love' those guys so much.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13783 times:

Soyuzavia,

Before he emigrated to Israel, LY7E7 was born and used to live in the former Soviet Union. I think he knows more about life there than you.

Jan


User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13769 times:

I know he was born there. But so what? It doesn't change the fact that Russian people generally do take the bad things in their stride and are able to laugh about it. Ever heard of the Russian anekdot?

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