From Russia, With Luck


No kidding, this is a mint condition Olympia Progress, Russian. Unfortunately I don’t type Russian, nor do I speak it, or understand it. But I will sell it to the Russians for a tidy sum, since they are now wisely going back to typing classified documents. That is about the only good thing that can be said about Russia these days. Who would have thought that Russia is part of the typewriter insurgency!


Photograph of Chief Russian Insurgent, purportedly typing a secret report. Picture taken with one of those “film” cameras and developed in coffee….

Hey Vlad, want to buy my typewriter? For you, hmmm, $1000, cash only please.


What can this mean? A secret message? Cryptic!

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Heavily redacted secret message, obviously in code as well. Proof positive that they are using typewriters for their secret business!


Filed under Photography, Poetry, Technology, Thrift shop finds, Typewriters, Uncategorized

4 responses to “From Russia, With Luck

  1. Scott K

    Beautiful, beautiful machine! Nice score.

  2. kitchenbindery

    Stunning typewriter, wonderful typeface – I wouldn’t want to part with it!

  3. I think the message was typed by Boris Badenov.

    Although the Kremlin uses typewriters and gives safe haven to Snowden, the Duma just passed a law requiring all bloggers who get more than a few thousand hits to register with the government and follow truth-in-journalism laws. Hardly a place for freedom and privacy … in short, I agree, there isn’t much good that can be said about them these days.

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