RUSSIAN AD, Brighton Beach

by Kevin Walsh

Here’s a faded ad on Brighton Beach Avenue just east of Coney Island Avenue in Cyrillic characters in what I’ll presume is Russian.

Translation, anybody?



Bill Tweeddale December 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

It says “Sign up here for welfare, unemployment, food stamps, and disability benefits – all courtesy of greedy American capitalists.” Just kidding – Happy New Year!

NY2AZ December 31, 2014 - 10:44 am

“Many a true thing is said in gest”. How ironic that Soviet Communists lost the Cold War so that American leftists could dominate the Culture War through modern marketing doctrine. We have seen the future & it’s not working.

GB December 30, 2014 - 10:45 am

J Yablokov
Director of Jewish Funeral Home
Lowest prices
Then list of things offered; hard to read.

Look up Yablokoff Funeral Home for more info.

D. December 30, 2014 - 11:46 am

I can about make out the words “director” and “funeral home,” but the rest is too faded (eyes 6 inches from screen).

Edward Findlay December 30, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Is that a mix of possibly three ads showing? There appears to be red letters and English words below the Russian words, and the black at the very bottom looks like it’s from even earlier than the other two…

GB December 31, 2014 - 1:23 am

What’s so difficult with reading comments before posting yours, hmm? Anyway, here it is in Russian. Again, look up Yablokoff funeral home to get more background/history, but note that it’s now merged with Nevsky to make Nevsky Yablokoff Memorial Chapels

Джеб Яблоков
похоронный дом

Самые низкие цены
на похоронные принадлжености и услуги
по проведению погребальных обрядов

* Джеб or Джей (Jeb or Jay), first name is a bit hard to read

GB December 31, 2014 - 1:26 am

fixed a typo and translated:

Самые низкие цены
на похоронные принадлежности и услуги
по проведению погребальных обрядов

Lowest prices
on funeral supplies and services
for conducting funeral rites


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