Vintage Photos of Soviets Taking Pictures with Their First Televisions » Design You Trust
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Artists Anna Pilipyuk and Vladimir Shipotilnikov recalled how the TV was a source of pride in the Soviet Union for their project “My First TV.” They gathered pictures of people between World War II and Perestroika taking pictures with their television sets.
In the late 1920s, televisions were introduced in America. The first mechanical television in the Soviet Union was introduced in 1932. It had no built-in speaker and required a radio to work.
After WW2, the USSR began mass production and distribution of televisions. With an average salary of 600–800 rubles, 61% of urban families owned a TV by 1970, despite the fact that the device cost 900–1200 rubles.