Late 1970s were considered to be golden era of Soviet Union. World War 2 is much behind, the country is already rebuilt. Oil prices were high, which brought stable income and inflow of dollars. Space program was on its top – new ships, new space stations, even sometimes a few manned ships were launched at same time. In fact, oil price was even higher than it’s now – $90/barrel, which compared to $20 in 1990s was a blessing. Things were so good that USSR even moved its army into Afghanistan in 1980. So let’s see some color photos from USSR – its best period:
Hope you got an idea how people lived at time. Of course, a few years later its all ended. Oil prices tanked, war in Afghanistan became too exhausting and old party leadership was not able to supply people with enough goods and food. So the great Perestroika started and USSR turning to capitalism. But it’s all different story.