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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.

h/t: vintag.es

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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.

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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.

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