Soviet shops. Witness the Soviet life!

People standing in a queue for buying a dish set. Photo: Vilnius in 1990
People standing in a queue for buying a dish set. Photo: Vilnius in 1990
No goods on the shelves
No goods on the shelves
Ironic name for the shop – ‘’Dreams’’
Ironic name for the shop – ‘’Dreams’’
No matter if it suits, you have to buy what is available
No matter if it suits, you have to buy what is available
Not a great choice
Not a great choice
Not a great choice of meat
Not a great choice of meat
Daily life in Soviet times
Daily life in Soviet times
Long queues
Long queues
When one queue is managed, people go to another one
When one queue is managed, people go to another one
Delivery of vodka
Delivery of vodka
Goods were always wrapped in brown paper
Goods were always wrapped in brown paper
Delivery of butter
Delivery of butter
Delivery of bras
Delivery of bras
Delivery of handbags
Delivery of handbags
No it is not a furniture shop, the shelves are simply empty
No it is not a furniture shop, the shelves are simply empty
Everyone is walking in same style of boots
Everyone is walking in same style of boots
Everyone is walking in same style of sandals
Everyone is walking in same style of sandals
Delivery of wine
Delivery of wine
But most often the shops are empty
But most often the shops are empty
It is a tragedy when after standing in a long queue the bottle gets broken
It is a tragedy when after standing in a long queue the bottle gets broken

 

Source: http://spoki.tvnet.lv/vesture/Padomju-veikali-Plauktos-tuksums-seja/750644

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