'Are you a Beatle or a Pioneer?'

'Are you a Beatle or a Pioneer?'

The director of the film was pleased that he had managed to avoid having to pay the usual tribute to the communist system. In contrast to films aimed at adult audiences, the Soviet regime paid little attention to the ideological content of children’s films. However, the Soviet Cold War setting is revealed by the witty question: 'Are you a Beatle or a Pioneer?'. Being a Beatle meant freedom and defiance, while being a Pioneer (a Scout in the USSR) was the opposite.

'Are you a Beatle or a Pioneer?'

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