Russia bans ‘Communist Monopoly’ for its anti-Soviet views (re-blog)

When I visited Lithuania’s Soviet Bunker a while ago, I commented on how Russia is still not ready to take full distance from its Soviet heritage.

Today, an article in the press reminded us of this embarrassing truth:

Russia Bans ‘Communist Monopoly’ for Its Anti-Soviet Views

http://www.good.is

“Upon opening the box, you have entered 1980s Poland.” The instructions for the Polish board game Kolejka (“Queue,” or “Line Up”) explicitly ask players to imagine what it was like to be lost within the logistical maze of a communist regime. This past weekend, Russia banned Kolejka for its perceived anti-Soviet tendencies—though the game has been out for four years, and Russia hasn’t been Soviet in any official capacity for more than 20.

kolejka

Link to full article and all pictures: https://www.good.is/articles/communist-monoply-banned-in-russia

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One thought on “Russia bans ‘Communist Monopoly’ for its anti-Soviet views (re-blog)

  1. Ultimately, the most curious thing I’ve found about Russia is that they have never really distanced themselves from any point in their past. Tzarism, Communism, Orthodoxy…it’s all just one big geo-political smudge.

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