Moscow, [n.d].  pp. with wrappers. Spiral bound. Very good.
Bilingual in Russian and Farsi, with two title pages.
At the beginning of its existence, the young Soviet state, having inherited a destroyed economy, could not allocate any significant commodity resources for foreign trade. The end of the civil war and the transition to peaceful work provided the USSR with the opportunity to expand economic ties with the capitalist environment. As a result, the import of machinery and equipment from abroad grew noticeably, and the export of Soviet goods expanded accordingly.
The foreign trade of the USSR was a government monopoly and was conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Trade. The Ministry maintained control over the planning and operation through main administrations for imports and exports, as well as through foreign-trade organizations (FTOs) holding monopolies for specific commodities or services.
Among such FTOs, Vostokintorg was the only All-Union export-import association to carry out trade operations from the USSR to the Mongolian People’s Republic, the People’s Republic of China (Xinjiang Province) and Afghanistan. The corporation exported food products, metal utensils, sewing machines, household items and appliances, building materials, plumbing equipment, and other goods. Vostokintorg imported from these countries: leather and fur raw materials, animal hair, intestines, dry fruits, seeds of oil plants, etc.
This charming catalogue offers a detailed insight into the export activity of the only Near East-oriented Soviet FTO. The edition features colorful illustrations depicting goods produced by the Soviet companies for foreign markets: perfume, powder, toothpaste, lipsticks, electric kettles, coffee machines, irons, radios, alarm clocks, watches, different types of photo cameras, satin, lace, threads, etc. Each illustration is followed by an explanatory text in Russian and Farsi.
Overall, the edition provides a unique illustrative vision of the 1960s foreign trade and enlivens the most consumable Soviet products of the time.
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