Enamel Mug »Brotherkiss«

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A mug with a historical motif: when the state and party leaders of the Soviet bloc met, there was a lot of kissing: in the 1960s in the form of a three-fold fleeting touch on the cheeks, just like the Russian Orthodox Easter kiss. It was only under Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev that it became a smack directly on the mouth. This was not an expression of love, but a ritual of submission. If someone stepped out of line, they were given "fraternal help" in the form of armoured divisions, like the Hungarians in 1956 and the Czechs in 1968. Only after the balance of power had been clarified was there kissing again, as in this case with Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev and Erich Honecker.