16 Modest Shopping of the Early 90s – Part II

Modest Shopping of the Early 90s – Part II

Posted on November 1, 2010 by team

The continuation of the photo history about shopping in the early 90-s, when there were no internet shops, mini- and supermarkets and even normal good stores – just ordinary people buying ordinary things in ordinary places.


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16 Responses to “Modest Shopping of the Early 90s – Part II”

  1. capitalist pig says:


  2. SpankMeUntilICryLikeYourMother says:

    They look so unhappy.
    Also, where those chickens being weighed?

  3. tim Hanks says:

    Seems not good. Every one looks haunted. I’m feeling uneasy by watching this.

  4. Adan75 says:

    I see here nothing of 1990-s. It’s still like this – especially in little towns.

  5. Kent says:

    The sad thing is that much of Russia still lives like that. Go outside of any of the main cities and not much has changed in decades. Terrible economic mismanagement and corruption is to blame. But Vlad the Oppressor, his puppet Dmitry, and the compliant Russian media like to point to the most well-off 5% of the population and pretend that it’s typical. All the children of oil and natural gas tycoons, living like the Tsar’s children while most Russians make less money than the average Mexican. And they make sure to keep all negative attention on America instead of Russia’s own government, that way people will ignore their problems that are inflicted on them by Moscow, or even pretend they are America’s fault.

  6. SFRJ says:

    But military – industrial complex was something different.

  7. Boris Badenov says:

    So it’s the open market, big deal. Build a supermarket and you pay supermarket prices, like $1.40 for a gallon of Poland Spring water. The thing that suffers in open markets the most is the meat. In Tbilisi, they just had piles of chicken sitting out in the hot sun. You can buy anything in the open market, parts for your Volga, or a pair of vases, like I did.

  8. Testicules says:

    Ah the good old days. When you could buy a small village for a sack of potatoes.

  9. eger_666 says:

    Yeah, markets… I used to visit markets when I was 11.
    Now it’s impossible to find them. And that’s good.

  10. are you kidding says:

    Rotting chicken,children on the food counters,corrupt police,commie KGB in a few pics and totally filthy .

  11. Mike says:

    Nowadays trade in Poland looks like exactly the same. Of course we have thousands of shops, but in the center of an small city you can meet old womans with eggs, milk, vegetables. Many peoples sells clothes, tools. And what’s important, peoples older than 50 years old looks like on above pictures. Many things don’t change after CCCP. BTW nice website :)

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  13. Jist says:

    Amazing, looks like many parts of the US now.

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