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Soviet Playthings

Toys reflected the Soviet world in miniature. They captured the mind of kids at a very early age and continue to trigger feelings of nostalgia in many adults after the collapse of the USSR.

Kalashnikov toy assault rifle,1980s


Nevalyashka roly poly doll, 1950s


"Snow White" toy laundry set for girls, 1990


At a toy store, 1966


Space toys, 1960s


Remote control rocket launcher toy, 1970s


Boy with a toy car,1974


Mechanical 'bear with bottle' toy, 1950's


Wind up robot toy, 1980s


"Potato Toys” book cover, 1931


Cipollino doll, 1950s


"Little doctor" toy set, 1970s


"I want to be a cosmonaut," 1968


1960-1980s toys from collection of Sergei Romanov


Toy Store “Detsky Mir”, Dzerzhinsky Square, Moscow, 1983. Photo by Masha Ivashintsova