Partition Number One! Retro Russian Lada Ad

Back in the 1990s, as the Russian military was re-orienting to the post-Cold War world, work was scarce. Many soldiers were forced to take jobs in the entertainment industry just to put boiled root vegetables on the table. Lucky for them Lada, which was getting its capitalism on by selling cars based on a design from the 1970s, needed cheap "talent" for its ads. It seemed like a perfect match, until that time Yatzi drank too much vodka and mistook his clarinet for a Kalashnikov. Or was that the other way around?


[via English Russia]

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Chuck, even though this is a post-commie ad, they did indeed advertise for cars and other things on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

But I've watched this ad at least 5 times now and I'm still completely confused. What the hell is Partition Number One (and Partition Number Two) supposed to mean? What is the point of the commercial? It's driving me mad.