Thursday, October 27, 2011

Incredible stories

Soviet Union, around 1960. Only married communist party members (without any relatives abroad) are allowed to travel abroad. Before getting the permission to leave they are admonished that Coca Cola is a bourgeois drink, that they shall never show delight and above all avoid contact with locals.

"Incredible Stories" is a satirical radio series presented by the Georgian radio, about the Soviet tourists' impressions. "I don't pay any attention to anybody", one of them says while visiting France: "My thoughts and eyes are cherishing Tbilisi. How beautiful it is! It seems I am still in Paris, but the problem is that there's no funicular in Paris."

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