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The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was outraged by Adidas’s dress with the coat of arms of the USSR. The Russian Foreign Ministry asked not to forget about the “national heritage”

The ministers debated the importance of the “imperial heritage” and “heroic successes”.

Photo from Adidas website
Photo from Adidas website

On May 5, the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed dissatisfaction over the dress with the Soviet coat of arms and the inscription “USSR”, which can be bought at the Adidas store. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on Twitter, there he was supported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs himself.

“Already tired of” imperial nostalgia, “which is still occasionally encountered. But it’s amazing to see this from Adidas. “

Since 2008, Lithuania has a law under which communist and Nazi symbols are prohibited for public demonstration and for almost any use. For this, a fine of up to 300 euros (about 22 thousand rubles) is threatened.

Subscribers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania were divided into two camps: those who were surprised by the “fashion police” and those who agreed with the irrelevance of the arms of the Soviet Union.


“I thought the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not the” fashion police “. But it’s good that they understand the design of clothes ”


“Hey, Adidas, where is your collection of the Third Reich?”


“Should we ban the names of countries like Rome, Britain, France, Spain, Austria, Turkey because of” imperial nostalgia “?”
On May 7, the Russian Foreign Ministry responded to Lithuanian colleagues, noting that many Lithuanian athletes competed for the USSR national team and wore Soviet symbols. The Ministry attached photos of Olympic champions in basketball Arvydas Sabonis, Sharunas Marchulenis and Valdemaras Homicius.


“It’s a little surprising that the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is trying to make everyone forget about the heroic successes of Soviet Lithuania in sport. It’s worth being proud of part of the national heritage “

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