8 thoughts on “Warm Memories of the Soviet Time”

  1. Pic # 43……A high-rise favela….crowded, awkward living conditions. In spite of that, people could still have a happy life and lots of good memories.

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  2. Possibly in the USSR’s golden years (50s & 60s) it might have been nice for those in cities, but poverty and starvation were realities for a majority of the population outside of the cities. Like many in Russia, there are those here who romanticize that time period, when in reality, only a very few enjoyed relative prosperity. The reality was backbreaking labor for minimal pay for the majority of both populations. The major difference was that we (the US) had the opportunity to climb the ladder to success and we enjoyed many more freedoms.

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    • The only thing that US had chance of was climbing the ladder thanks to exploitation of WW2 and illegal surpression of socialism in the world. You sabotaged peoples lives so you could live from imperialistic globalist exploitation. The Soviet people then lived off of Stalinist breakthrough wen in reality what idiot Khruschev did was already causing slower growth and influence in the world. The only reason why US managed to install gorbachevs clique and a gang of traitors was exactly because Khrushchev ruined peoples perception of what socialism really should be because he claimed Stalin did all sort of stuff that by no chance is truth. Point being Trotskysts and idiots sabotaged the USSR and served it on a platter for a Christmas Day of 1991……

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    • Your blind patriotism is evident. It’s an established fact that 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in America. The Russians in Soviet times may not have had the freedoms we had back then but you didn’t see any homeless and starving living on the streets. You didn’t see any gang-bangers doing drive-by shootings over there. You also didn’t see any prostitutes and drug addicts lying on the sidewalk. Their violent crime rate was tiny compared to ours. We have the highest prison population of any country in the world! A staggering 2.2 Million people! A whopping 69 percent higher than Russia and 37 percent higher than Cuba! Its an established fact that income inequality and poverty contribute significantly to crime and incarceration. Ever been to poverty-stricken shit-holes in the US like the city of Camden NJ? How about that other shit-hole known as Detroit? What about multiple poverty-stricken neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn? Yes we have rich people living in the cities, but we also have many poor people living in the cities, not just rural hicksville. You said “there are those here who romanticize that time period, when in reality, only a very few enjoyed relative prosperity…The reality was backbreaking labor for minimal pay…” Lol, you just described the reality of daily life for literally tens of millions of people in the United States in 2020/2021 – poverty, homelessness, starvation – without even noting the irony. 😉

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