See It to Believe It: Political Campaigning in Yaroslavl

November 26, 2011

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There are a few quick things I’d like to say about these posters: firstly, they were not easy to find. I spent quite a while hunting around Yaroslavl for these with my camera. Secondly, the poster that was spotted in my university was the only political poster I’ve seen on our campus. Interesting, huh? It isn’t even for a specific party. It’s just letting students know that there will be an election, and by the way, it’s the 4th of December. Thirdly, I really wanted a picture of the ЛДПР advertisement that’s painted on the side of the bus that says in big letters “Россия за русских!” This means, “Russia for the Russians,” and something interesting to note here is that the word “русский” automatically has an ethnic connotation, as opposed to “российский,” which implies a Russian citizenship. And that was an add for the “Liberal-Democratic” Party. It’s always hard to get a picture of that one before the driver takes off, though….

Here are some translations that should help our readers who are not Russian speakers. They begin with the Communist Party poster (that would be the one with all the red) and go  in order from there.

 
КПРФ: Коммунистическая Партия Российской Федерации
Сегодня актуально красное: За победу большинства!
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Today is truly red: For the victory of the majority!
 
ЛДПР: Либерально-демократическая партия России
Вместе с Вами наведем порядок в системе ЖКХ!
Обращайтесь за помощью:
[Три адресы, четыре номера телефона]
4 Декабря Выборы депутатов Государственной Думы ФС РФ шестого созыва
Проявите свою гражданскую позицию!
Не дайте украсть свой голос!
Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia
Together with you, we’ll bring back order to the Housing Services system!
Call for help:
[Thee addresses, Four phone numbers]
December 4th Elections for the Duma deputies  of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, sixth convocation
Show your civil position!
Don’t let your voice be stolen!
 
ЕР: Единая Россия
4 Декабря Выборы
Инвестиции и развитие
ВАХРУКОВ Сергей Алексеевич
United Russia
December 4th Elections
Investment and development
Vakhrukov, Sergei Alekseevich
 
ЕР: Единая Россия
4 Декабря Выборы
Опыт и надежность
ВОЛОНЧУНАС Виктор Владимирович
United Russia
December 4th Elections
Experience and reliability
Volonchunas, Victor Vladimirovich
 
ЕР: Единая Россия
4 Декабря Выборы
Поддержка и доверие
ТЕРЕШКОВА Валентина Владимировна
United Russia
December 4th Elections
Support and trust
Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna
 
ЕР: Единая Россия
МЕДВЕДЕВ Димитрий Анатольевич
4 Декабря Выборы
United Russia
Medvedev, Dimitri Anatolievich
December 4th Elections
 
ЕР: Единая Россия
4 Декабря Выборы
Нас объединяет Россию
United Russia
December 4th Elections
We unite Russia
 
4 Декабря
Выборы депутатов
Государственной Думы России
December 4th
Deputy Elections
For the Russian Governmental Duma
 
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