Tag Archives: Soviet Union


Russian: Ты спереди пионерка, сзади пенсионерка
English: You are a Pioneer from the front, a retiree from the back
collected: Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens (6-4-2016)
origin: She grew up in Shymkent, Kazakhstan when it was part of the former Soviet Union. At this time, there was an organization for children operated by a communist party called “Pioneers.” Pioneer uniforms consisted of white shirts and red ties. She used to be fat as a child, and one day her skinny, mean cousin saw her wearing her Pioneer uniform and said this to her.


Lithuanian: šliaužk tarybiniais vamzdžiais
English: Slither in Soviet pipes
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: she read it on the internet, from an archive of old Lithuanian jokes from or about the Soviet Union.