Comments on: USSR at the End of 80s http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:38:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Dave USA http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-7823269 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:57:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-7823269 I’ve really enjoyed the 1980’s photos, And the comments. I’m fascinated with history and have read quite a bit about the Soviet Union, Communism, the Bolshevick Revolution, etc. Reading the viewpoints of Russians who have experienced the changes in Russia from Perestroika to recent years is quite interesting.

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By: Girlsmansion - Gorbachev Is 80: Photo Tribute http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-3073580 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:08:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-3073580 [...] more of English Russia: nbspnbspUSSR at the End of 80s nbspnbspSecret Brain Lab nbspnbspUSSR. Living in the [...]

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By: Gorbachev Is 80: Photo Tribute | Beta Testing http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-3072606 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:34:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-3072606 [...] more of English Russia: nbspnbspUSSR at the End of 80s nbspnbspSecret Brain Lab nbspnbspUSSR. Living in the [...]

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By: Girlsmansion - Vintage Moscow Beauty Contest Of 1989 http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-3054506 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:26:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-3054506 [...] more of English Russia: nbspnbspUSSR at the End of 80s nbspnbspUSSR. Living in the Fifties. nbspnbspMore pictures of USSR. Part [...]

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By: Vintage Moscow Beauty Contest Of 1989 | Beta Testing http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-3052308 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:05:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-3052308 [...] more of English Russia: nbspnbspUSSR at the End of 80s nbspnbspUSSR. Living in the Fifties. nbspnbspMore pictures of USSR. Part [...]

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By: taleya http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-2254722 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:01:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-2254722 Pretty good…except they said they were from Australia. The American dream does not apply in Australia because it’s not our dream :P

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By: Harris http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-1388323 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:35:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-1388323 and im pretty sure the collapse was from regans “out spend them” tactic, and what else are you gunna do when the neighbor across the street has 12000 bazookas pointed at your front door at all times????

and as for communism only benifiting a few…what happend to the american dream where anybody can own a business, a house, have kids and be wealthy, and not have to depend on the government for a bail out like it was some sort of, oh i dont know, communist welfare office…..just food for thought

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By: Harris http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-1388315 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:32:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-1388315 yeah censored news, like its not at all like that in the wonderful usa exept our censors are the conglomerats that own the media companies, the subsidiary military contractor, and the lobbyist paying off your congressman.

and im pretty sure the collapse was from regans “out spend them” tactic, and what else are you gunna do when the neighbor across the street has 12000 bazookas pointed at your front door at all times????

and as for communism only benifiting a few…what happend to the american dream where anybody can own a business, a house, have kids and be wealthy, and not have to depend on the government for a bail out like it was some sort of, oh i dont know, communist welfare office…..just food for thought

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By: Tot el que es va perdre « Des del cim del Mamaiev http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-1295652 Mon, 31 May 2010 07:32:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-1295652 [...] – Anys 60, anys 70 1, 2 i 3, i anys 80 [...]

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By: decora http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-1201868 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 03:32:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-1201868 i think these photos are fascinating. as a child in the US i was taught basically that we were going to war with the USSR. nuclear war was a real threat.

‘top gun’ was considered high art, russians were always bad guys in movies.

i think it is very sad and somehow touching to see the ordinary people…

people do not hate, it is governments that teach them to… and make them go to war…

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By: tomi http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-905223 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:18:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-905223 Yes, Kormy said well, Ikarus bus was the best vehicle.

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By: Kormy http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-881940 Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:53:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-881940 Funny how almost every bus in the east-block, including the USSR were made in Hungary by Ikarus.

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By: Cigarettes http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-777983 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:37:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-777983 Tak hocitsa vernutsa opiati v te vremena. ahhhhhhh

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By: SebastianWetzel.org » Fotos der Sowjetunion Ende der 80er http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-687349 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:00:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-687349 [...] English Russia – USSR at the End of 80s Categories: Fotos Wenn dich das interessiert hat, magst du vielleicht auch folgende Einträge:24. Juni 2009 — Russian Space Museum2. April 2009 — Die toten Städte von Kola23. Februar 2009 — Russischer Feuerlöscher21. Februar 2009 — Geschmolzene russische Festung Kommentare (0) Trackbacks (0) Einen Kommentar schreiben Trackback [...]

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By: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk » Just my daily two cents http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-621019 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 03:03:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-621019 [...] USSR at the End of 80s | English Russia Eine schon etwas ältere, aber dennoch ziemlich abgefahrene, Fotoserie aus der UdSSR zum Ende der 80er. [...]

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By: fromukrainewithlove http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-525792 Tue, 26 May 2009 06:25:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-525792 I’m curious what you understand under freedom. I was born in 1990 in Ukraine so I didn’t experience that time. But I know of story’s from my family that in early 90’s people had really hard life, some of my family members were threatend because they made money legally. The west is explaining freedom as a democracy where you can vote and have free speech. I don’t care much for those things. If I write something bad about someone and publish it that person can sue me, I thought I was expressing my thougts? I see freedome more as litting a fire in the woods and go barbeque with family, or drink beer on the street, or fish without a license and actually take the catch home and cook it, and not carying my ID 24/7 in case a police men asks for it. All those things are illegal in the Netherlands (where I live now). So what do you understand under freedom? I think USSR had more (little) freedoms than the west if you look at it from my point of view.

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By: Dan http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-442554 Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:42:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-442554 And then you left your small village in Belarus and immigrated to Israel.

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By: Cup Of Web http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-430324 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:31:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-430324 Photos of the USSR in the late 80’s…

[ Via ]
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By: hokker http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-427758 Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:25:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-427758 nice set!
brings back all those sweet memories of nasty Soviet architecture and design, LOL ! good times…

you now think that you could easily build everything yourself and then start thinking how easy and cheap everything was….

awwhh… euro standards are way better!

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By: Pius Thicknesse http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-426803 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 04:27:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-426803 No, it’s for the 28th Party Congress. (There’s four initials below it which, transliterated to Latin, mean KPSS, or Communist Party)

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By: Komet van Hallivand http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-426168 Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:25:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-426168 Is it me or does the second last picture have roman numerals saying XXVII/2007? Great pictures by the way

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By: OMGLOL http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-413493 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 08:15:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-413493 pepsi the commie-cola : DDDD

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By: preved http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-402005 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:26:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-402005 :) I was being sarcastic, in case you did not get it. And I am not from Russia…

…and I agree to what you said. ;)

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By: Zack http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-309206 Fri, 30 May 2008 07:59:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-309206 Why do the contributions from America seem to be unhealthy such as fast food and rap music?

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By: MINK http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-285436 Tue, 20 May 2008 17:15:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-285436 London is filthy, Naples has mountains of uncollected rubbish, Minsk is spotless.

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By: MINK http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-285434 Tue, 20 May 2008 17:13:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-285434 you have capitalism?

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By: anton http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214431 Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:14:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214431 Indeed. USSR is sterile compared to modern Russia.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214153 Sat, 22 Sep 2007 00:40:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214153 Boris, you might check to see if there are any grants available.

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By: Justin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214093 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:57:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214093 What a prick!

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By: Justin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214092 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:55:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214092 English?

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By: Justin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214091 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:55:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214091 LOL

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By: Justin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214088 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:54:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214088 Might it be soviet sushi?

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By: Justin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214086 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:52:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214086 Thanks for the great insight Boris. I think it sums it up quite well.

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By: Peterm http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214013 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:44:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214013 There are pictures from Yalta too. For example the one with the Lenin statue and the mountain behind.

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By: Peterm http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-214012 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:41:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-214012 It looks like “salo”. 100% fat. Ukrainian Snickers ;).

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By: Zhenya http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213990 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:57:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213990 It looks cleaner in these old pictures than in modern reality.

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By: Zhenya http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213989 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:56:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213989 Yeah, they’re just labeled as Moscow but many of them are from St. Petersburg (Leningrad)

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By: preved http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213985 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:16:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213985 “I hardly ever see a picture of some place well maintained and clean” – Ehm-hh-hmh… Surprising. So you have noticed that, haven’t you?

“Russia a grubby and dirty place” – Well. Some prefer to call it “the Great Russia, The Third Rome”, which now is rising from her knees where it’s eternal enemy – the evil West – has forced it.

Whatever you prefer…

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By: poiu http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213984 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:08:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213984 Why is that?

Didn’t reading Marx help you to get along in life?

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By: preved http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213982 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:56:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213982 yes. it was even to certain extent the policy of the government. the hidden agenda.

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By: preved http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213980 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:53:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213980 agree!

late eighties and early nineties kicked ass.
most free and liberal period in russian history ever.

smell of change in the air. positive excitement and a lot of bright hopes. expectations for peace, freedom, prosperity.

now everything gradually returns to “normal” in russia. as if nothing of that has ever happened…

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By: kostya http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213974 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:09:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213974 You are not paying attention. I see Sochi and Piter in this group of fotos.

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By: Hicksy http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213960 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 05:58:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213960 Nice pics, I’m in Western Australia and never been overseas let alone Moscow.

Is it my imagination or is Russia a grubby and dirty place?

I hardly ever see a picture of some place well maintained and clean…

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By: Rico http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213953 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 04:39:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213953 I would be very interested in your opinion of the last 10 years or so of life in Russia. Especially as compared to previous decades.

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By: Aleksander Sergiev http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213952 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 04:37:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213952 What has Capitalism done to our country?

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By: Boris http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213924 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 01:05:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213924 All of these photos (and ~99% of content on this site) are from Moscow; it would have been better if they included other cities as well.

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By: erin http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213922 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:47:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213922 i read all of your posts. thanks for the insight, boris

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By: Dixieland http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213917 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:15:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213917 There are some videos of him on youtube.com.

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By: Matthew Carrick http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213916 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:06:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213916 Grim. No one looked happy except perhaps the two children with the cat.

And what is with the shabby uniforms on the soldiers? Long hair and holding cigarettes too! Put ‘em all on charge!

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213915 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213915 Do you wanna be my sponsor? My credit rating isn’t that good :(

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213914 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 23:58:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213914 Thanks John. Well, I guess he isn’t as popular as was in russia. And trust me, thats a good thing. At least your children can sleep at night. Honestly, no joke, this guy still gives me nightmares. There is something about his eyes…. Very spooky :(

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213909 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 23:02:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213909 Go for it Boris.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213908 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:59:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213908 Hello Borris,
The most recent information I could find was a ticket advertisement for several “sessions” by Mr. Kashpirovsky.
Apparently he performed two sessions each in Los Angeles and San Diego back in April of this year.

http://www.ticketsr.com/index.php?op=event&id=386

If I find any more info I will pass it along.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213885 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:48:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213885 I think I just found a gap in the market :) Must patent it ASAP!

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By: Bert http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213884 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:48:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213884 You can still find those all over the place in Ukraine and Moldova. I didn’t see them in Georgia, but they have ladies who pour your lemonade and then clean the glass themselves.

Great pics, and good colour balance considering that they are from analog film. Makes them look really lifelike and recent.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213883 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:44:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213883 Ture, it would certanlly create less pollution. But I do have some doubts about the level of hygiene. Pehaps they should use disposable biodegradable paper cups instead of a glass.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213881 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:35:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213881 Does he live in Estonia now? Because, the wikipedia link that Dixieland has provided states that he has moved to US. Perhaps some americans could shine some light? John?

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By: oldperson http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213877 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:27:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213877 I want those drink machines back!

Where you have one glass cup everyone uses, and turn it over, press on it, and the machine washes it like a mini dishwasher.

Just think how much aluminum and plastic could be saved!

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By: Juscelino Kubitschek http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213869 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:02:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213869 Too bad none of the pictures had any captions. Great pics tho.

This pic looks like the location where Jason Bourne is shot at, in the second movie of the series.:
http://englishrussia.com/images/moscow_end_of_80s/22.jpg

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By: Bullet in your head http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213852 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 19:20:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213852 looks like some sort of fish to me…

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By: asdf http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213846 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:55:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213846 I can assure you, he is still in business – the SAME business as 25 years ago. Recently he gave 2 “medical” sessions in Tallinn, Estonia. Nobody was allowed to film and he had high demands even for how he should look like while giving a quick interview for TV.

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By: Dixieland http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213839 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:21:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213839 Anatoly Kashpirovsky

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By: Dixieland http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213838 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:19:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213838 This him?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Kashpirovsky

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By: First http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213836 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:15:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213836 Nice set of pictures. Thanks! JUst the sort of thing I come to the site to see.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213832 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:02:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213832 Does anyone remember this crazy clairvoyant (think his name is Kashperovsky) who used hypnotize and “Heal” people via TV screens?

Man – that guy still gives me nightmares. His eyes were absolutely terrifying! Does anyone know what happened to him?

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213822 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:48:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213822 I don’t really understand what “anti-semites” you are referring to. Anti-Semitism was way more of a problem during 60’s and 70’s.

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By: Dixieland http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213821 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:46:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213821 What is the guy eating in the 9th picture?

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213820 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:44:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213820 Yes, it was introduced with Moscow Olympics.

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By: sputnik http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213818 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:41:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213818 I remember those times vaguely too, especially with the start of perestroika. I remember the 3000% inflation, I remember trying pepsi… and having to split an 8oz can with my brother and neighboring kids. I remember all the anti-semites coming out into the open. Good times indeed.

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By: Evgeny http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213811 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:24:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213811 Pepsi was in USSR way earlier than the perestroika had began though. I tried it first time in the early 80s.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213809 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:19:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213809 I was just a child back then, but I remember the Gorbachev times quite well. It really was an amazing time. For the first time soviet people started to smell freedom and gain at least some understanding about the world surrounding their soviet “paradise”. Some were very anxious to try out and experience all that the new found freedoms had to offer. From Pepsi and Cola to setting up small business (called Koperativi in those days). Others however, were not so enthusiastic. They looked at these changes with suspicion and to some extent fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of change. But whatever people thought of Perestroika or all the positive and negative aspects that came with it, it was still an incredibly exciting time…..

And then came the 90’s. Good or Bad – very difficult question to answer. During that time russia was certainly the most free country in the world. But of course, with that freedom also came anarchy, crime and poverty. Personally, I loved the 90’s. Yes it was difficult. Yes they were immoral times. But I would willingly put up with these things yet again, just to experience the amazing freedoms of the 90’s.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/09/20/moscow-at-the-end-of-80s/#comment-213805 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 16:59:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1479#comment-213805 A very nice addition to the photo collection. Thanks.

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