Look at this amazing collection of photographs by Alexander Kalion which will give you an idea of the reality and hard life people of the Russian village of the early 1980s lived.
I bet it looks exactactly the same as 10 or 20 years before.
It looks the same right now, 30 years later…
Yes, just less smiley faces today…
Wow. Glad I wasn’t there.
Hard life? Just because there is no conspicuous consumption? Just because one has to work? Just because one does not have 3 autos and 2500 s.f. homes? A hard life is living under capitalism where there is gross income inequality, high crime rates, daily gun violence, rich ignorant pols, racism, religious fanatics preaching their pap, and mindless entertainment in the form of television, music and movies created to entertain 12 year old boys with 8 year old minds.
revolutionist you are not right. i live in poland and i lerned that commies want make rich poor and por poorer. like comunism than go live in north corea
I’m not always right but I know DPRK is a feudal Stalinist state, not communist. My sympathies for the horrific treatment Stalin dealt your land.
Very good photographer with somewhat sardonic sense of humor.
success of communism where everybody except supreme leaders is poor
Hard times, but great pictures taken by talented photographer…
Sorry, but it is more like 60s or70s in Russia. Not the 80s.
I know what I am talking about …..
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