Fashion in the Soviet Sphere of Influence

It’s time for the Olympics. While sadly I won’t be able to tune in to any sappy Bob Costas pieces this year, I am able to do some recon from the internet.

An interesting story was posted last week:
Spanish Olympic Uniforms

It’s a nice example of the Russian style that unfortunately spills over into hapless countries such as Armenia. Hairy men in track suits like these with “ARMENIA” or “RUSSIA” blazed across the back are an all too common site in this part of the world. The moment I saw the Spain unis I thought how funny it is that a Spaniard can lament something that would be considered awesome here. Geographically Europe and the Caucasus aren’t far apart, but in other matters they are separate worlds.

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