Friend, colleague, ally. Whatever meaning you want to give it today, the term “Comrade” holds a wealth of meaning to Soviet Union history. Thanks to western movies and pop culture, in recent times the term is most often associated in public perception with communism and the Cold War. Once commonplace, and used indiscriminately in a similar fashion to the way we use “Mister” and “Sir,” the use of the word persisted until the fall of the Soviet Union. Though the term is not used these days in modern Russian society, “Comrade” is still the customary form of address in the police force and armed services. For our comrades who can’t get enough of all things Cold War and Soviet Union history, you’ll love our Comrade Collection full of t-shirts and tops. From soldiers to football players, Lenin to Trotsky, these looks are as stylish as they are historic.