Comments on: Soviet Reality On the Photos of Victor Vorobyev http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:09:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Kista http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591494 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:27:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591494 Russia forever.

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By: America http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591177 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:03:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591177 Your comment lost all credibility as soon as you said “The didn’t know what crime is”. Nobody is drinking that Kool Aid. What a load of crap. The housing stock sucked by western standards too, even if it was the best they’d ever known until then.

One of the worlds wealthiest countries? In what? Natural resources? Because the Soviet economic system completely failed to capitalize on that vast wealth for the people.

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By: America http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591175 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:58:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591175 Too many in the West photos of Soviet times just look like the same dreary day that never ends. A KGB utopia. Of course it wasn’t always that way. But it still sucked to be a Soviet, even if they don’t know it and saw their standard of living rise after the revolution. They picked the losing horse in the economic race that was the 20th century. Too bad for them! Oh what could have been…

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By: America http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591173 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:53:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591173 Some even seem to think they had it quite well and question that quality of life was really any better in they West…lols, of course we know otherwise.

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By: Qirex http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591171 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:40:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591171 bullshits. everybody can post billion of pictures of sad people in western countries.
please before write things like “soviet people was sad”, turn on your head.

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By: CZenda http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591081 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:15:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591081 Futile. Russkies will never understand/admit they only brought backwardness and poverty to Central Europe.

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By: Patriot http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591056 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:58:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591056 Wow, your not an American I can tell you that. After World War II the US experienced the Baby Boom and one of the most financially rewarding times in US history. In my neighborhood alone there were 7 grocery stores and 15 convenience stores alone not to mention 2 Woolworth department stores, a Sears, and many other stores of various types. I’m sure that there are plenty of pictures of old women fighting over the last piece of pig intestine at a SOVIET grocery store somewhere in my photo files.

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By: Jane http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9591000 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:19:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9591000 I just love the comments.
“Oh those people are so sad, maybe because of communism or Lenon or maybe KGB!”.
Crap those are just average russian people they always look like that no matter how happy they are.
“Depressed and sad” people had homes (free) utilities (free) healthcare (good for that time, free). The didn’t know what crime is. They had a very solid future to plan their life in a way westerners can’t even imagine.
Remember, Soviet Union of that time was, first of all, not one of the world’s wealthiest countries, second, devastated bu the world’s most terrible war killing some 20 MILLION citizens and levelling everything on the area roughly equal to half of the mainland US, most it’s cities destroyed.
Those people hed no time or resources for eye-candy, they’ve worked to rebuild the infrastructure and secure their children’s future.
Yes soft toilet paper was scarce, but for city populations consisting mostly of first-generation resettlers from countryside, it was no big deal they were just fine with newspapers.

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By: Jane http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590999 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:10:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590999 Why don’t you make one more step and produce a very simple conclusion: for many people, things got even worse since then.

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By: bluflake http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590965 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 21:46:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590965 Oh, love this Russian street photographer! Both great “in the moment” shots as well as good controlled compositions.

The one with the girl in the ballerina-like dress in the sunlight (#10) is awesome, as well as the one with the ghostly girl on the chairs (#31).

More Russian street art! :D

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By: Jewels Vern http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590954 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:25:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590954 We in the USA knew almost nothing of life in the USSR except that most things were scarce. I sometimes wondered why people would put up with such conditions, but it was explained to me that life got better after the revolution, and had in fact gotten steadily better ever since then. It was impressive to realize how bad things must have been before.

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By: prince http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590933 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:38:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590933 Red state or Sad State, depressed state, forced state and tyrant state. Pictures worth 1000 words true!

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By: tonepoet http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590913 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 15:15:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590913 Very fascinating if not somewhat dark photos. Thanks for posting this.

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By: Tim http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590894 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 07:46:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590894 Great times :) And about photos: Well I can too shoot any shit I want and then put word Reality to it.

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By: jock http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590883 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 03:26:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590883 communism ay, you could be a professor, a colonel in the army or a doctor and still share the same sort of flat as a factory worker or a chimney sweep. Give me democracy any day. These flats arent nice ones

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By: the flying kulak http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590875 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:26:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590875 The whole country looks like it spent decades as the day after some horrible natural catastrophe. Which it kind of did.

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By: Maesrobert http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590847 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 18:56:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590847 Superb collection of insightful images.

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By: ProudGerman http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590813 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:49:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590813 We were living in West Germany, in East Germany there was no toilet paper or items for daily living. This is misleading so how wonderful living under ‘Police State’ was when people were dying to escape the KGB.

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By: Richard W. http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590802 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 12:40:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590802 Honestly, very depressing, but Russia was very poor then, and was the United States, but not quite as bad.

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By: Tiger http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590792 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:31:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590792 Thank god it is over!

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By: Andrei http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590789 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:26:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590789 memories…

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By: T34/55 http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590754 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 02:39:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590754 A slice of life in a socialist paradise… I wonder how can anyone cherish these times and want them back (and there is a significant amount of such people in Russia today).

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By: ProudGerman http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590742 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:10:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590742 People look so sad in Communist times.

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By: (r)evolutionist http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/07/soviet-reality-on-the-photos-of-victor-vorobyev/#comment-9590740 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:03:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115002#comment-9590740 A Workers’ State.

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