The Soviet chocolate named after Lenin’s widow
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After Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya died in 1939, Leningrad workers petitioned Sovnarcom, the Council of People’s Commissars, to immortalise her by renaming the local chocolate factory in her honour. Although reduced to churning out ersatz chocolate during the 900-day siege of Leningrad, the factory never actually stopped production, and once the second world war was over Krupskaya was listed in the city’s Honour Book and the chocolate became firmly identified as the “local hero” canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps brand in the region.
In recent years click over here, though, Krupskaya has been fighting on two fronts – against indigenous Russian brands, such as Red October, Babaevskiy and Korkunof – and western competitors, such as Nestlé and can i wash my canada goose coat Mars. For the first time in best ideas about canada goose parka on pinterest its history Krupskaya looked like it might come off second-best, so it called in British design agency Coley Porter Bell to give its brands a facelift.
“Our task was to modernise the brands and packaging without throwing away the goodwill they have built up over the years,” amazon canada goose parka says Vicky Bullen, CPB’s chief executive officer. “Chocolate takes us back to our childhood and we all have a childish fondness for the memories that go with it.”
For the sake of nostalgia, alongside the blues that are more reminiscent of a bar of Lindt, CPB has also reintroduced buying cheap canada goose outlet jacket online an iconography that is unmistakeably more old Soviet in style; the Krupskaya griffin logo (the symbol of St Petersburg) has been made more prominent canada goose coat 1000 calorie meal plans and retains canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps the legend “Factory named after the wife of Lenin”. It buy canada goose coat uk is an oddity yet to be explained that someone who was famously renowned as the symbol of sour-faced Soviet womanhood should be remembered as one of capitalism’s most pleasurable indulgences.