Russian Photographer Recreated Barbie And Ken as If They Lived In The Soviet Union

Photographer Lara Vychuzhanina recreated scenes from Soviet life using the Barbie and Ken dolls as the main actors. As you can see from the photos, Barbie and her husband are hanging out in a communal apartment sporting a garb straight out of 1980s USSR. Ken is looking fairly stern, it must be said, as he sits at a table complete with vodka, cigarettes, and Pravda newspaper… Maybe he’s unhappy about living with Barbie’s mum, who is doing the washing up…

Soviet Barbie.

Soviet Barbie apartment.

Soviet Barbie party.

Soviet Barbie cat.

Soviet Barbie dinner.

Soviet Ken.

Soviet couple.

Soviet Ken.

Soviet Barbie.

Soviet Barbie.

Ken drinking vodka.

Ken reading Pravda.

Soviet Barbie house.

Soviet Barbie party.

Soviet Barbie house party.

Soviet Barbie cat.

Soviet Barbie house.

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  1. D October 18, 2021

    To make it realistic there have to be a bear with balalika instead of cat.

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  2. Anonymous October 18, 2021

    Love it!

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  3. lo October 18, 2021

    lets hate men a little more next time, and show them drinking even more alcohol and looking terrible

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  4. lol October 18, 2021

    lEtS HaTe mEn a lItTlE MoRe nExT TiMe, AnD ShOw tHeM DrInKiNg eVeN MoRe aLcOhOl aNd lOoKiNg tErRiBlE

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  5. stanky October 19, 2021

    sounds like lo needs more beer!

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  6. PJ October 19, 2021

    I’m with lo– guy looks like a narcissistic abuse victim and barbies the narcc

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  7. Anonymous October 23, 2021

    Genius! Shared to other artists.

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  8. Anonymous October 27, 2021

    сказочные подробности!

  9. clive October 30, 2021

    just great those dolls just depict soviet life in the 1970s. Cleaver girl who made it

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  10. Anonymous November 1, 2021

    Pretty much what I recall when I visited in ‘91

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  11. Black Cloud November 15, 2021

    Brilliant

  12. Anonymous November 18, 2021

    Could actually be downtown NYC in the 60s.

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