One of the gift options that were collected by private individuals in the rear and sent to the front. The contents of these gifts were very different: personal hygiene items, sweets, cigarettes and matches... The appearance of the bag is recreated from a real photo of the gift package "Rear to the front!".
The set includes:
1) A bag with the signature "To a Red Army Soldier", applied by hand embroidery.
2) Newspaper clipping "Gifts to the front" (copy, can be used for roll-ups).
3) Packaging of cigarettes "Priboy" (such packages began to be produced not earlier than 1942 by the Java factory in Moscow).
4) Matches in a flat package. The package is printed tipographically on recycled paper. Such matches were produced at the Petrograd industrial plant during the war.
5) Two chocolate bars with filling, called "Baton". They were produced in the USSR at the Krupskaya confectionery factory in Leningrad.
6) Caramel "Crayfish necks". Soviet best seller; a candy favorite of many generations of children and adults. It appeared at the beginning of the XX century, so called because of the external similarity in shape and color with crayfish "necks" (that is, the tail, abdomen of a crayfish). The caramel is packed in a copy-label of the Taganrog confectionery factory, as it looked before 1945.
7) Packaging of biscuits "Military campaign". 200 g of flavorless cookies (dry biscuits). Inside are modern biscuits, similar in taste, but slightly smaller in size than it was during the war. Modern biscuits become smaller! However, the proportions of the copy-packaging is preserved.
Limitation of seller’s liability.
The ration consists of real edible products of industrial (with the replacement of factory packaging for historical) or piece (home) production. All components were packaged usable (within the expiration date). The expiration dates on the historical packaging (if any) are given in terms of historical compliance, and have nothing to do with the actual expiration dates of the products inside. You need to understand that this rations is primarily a game element, props, and only then a set that can be used for its intended purpose. Also, other products for reenactment, although they are full-fledged, are primarily focused on creating the appearance and sensation of use. That is, the appearance and properties of the goods for reenactment are close to the original, however, the goods for reenactment did not pass special testing for use in the army or during military operations (for example, a game helmet will not protect from fragments in a real battle).
The decision on the use of the ration as a food is made by the buyer, assessing the condition of the products and the age of the purchase. By purchasing this product, you declare that you have read and agree to the seller’s liability limitation.
Russians differentiate "papirosa" from "cigarette". What's the difference?
1. For papirosas, a sleeve is first made, and then tobacco is stuffed into it. In the manufacture of cigarettes, the tobacco cord is wrapped with paper and parts of the desired length are cut from the resulting “long cigarette”.
2. The papirosa-shirt is locked mechanically without glue. And in cigarettes, the seam is sticked together.
3. If you do not smoke the papirosa, it should go out. There is even a papirosa-smokers' saying: "do not gab, otherwise it will go out." Cigarettes, as a rule, smolder down to the filter due to additives in the paper (nitration). But the increased burning temperature of cigarettes and additives in paper worsen the taste of tobacco!
4. The filter for cigarettes is not point of difference — there are cigarettes with a filter.
Soviet cigarettes had 3 diameters: 7.2; 8.2 and 8.8 mm. The information that there was a diameter of 7.62 mm so that it was possible to drive gunpowder into shells on the same machines in case of war — is a myth. The grade of cigarettes was divided into 6 classes (1st best). Cigarettes "Priboy" with a length of 70 mm belonged to the 6th class.
When smoking, it was common to crush the cigarette in a special way, and then blow inward to remove loose pieces of tobacco. If the cigarette was shared with a comrade, then the slobbery tip should be torn off by teeth and spit out, and then pass the smoke.
Makhorka (shag) is a relative of tobacco (in the botanical sense), and yet many do not see the difference between them. Makhorka differs from tobacco in a more saturated delicate aroma and a higher content of nicotine. The makhorka plant (Nicotianarustica) does not require care and resists pests of agricultural products. In the twentieth century, peasants grew it on their farms, it was called "rural tobacco."
In the Soviet Union, makhorka was made from primary products grown in different regions, receiving a unique aromatic mixture. The strength of the product depended on the ratio of soft and solid particles. Soviet makhorka was sold in paper bundles. There were 3 varieties:
-strong No. 1 (minimum number of solid particles),
-average No. 2,
-easy number 3.