A common sight in the 80-ies.
In the mid-1980s in the life of the Soviet people appeared words like “perestroika” and “glasnost”, and together with them appeared the word “deficit”. And quite quickly the deficit has become pervasive, and literally on all products. Shops customers were met with empty shelves and sad saleswoman. What were those years in the life of the Soviet people, photo review.
1. The empty shelves of the meat Department
Empty shelves in the meat section of the grocery store, the photo was taken in the eighties. Good meat is either not imported into the stores, or heard at an inflated price by an acquaintance – often with the back of the store.
2. Scarce commodity
Fruit and good vegetables, too, were scarce, in Minsk in the departments of vegetables and fruits sold some local sour-sweet apples, and the vegetables were unwashed carrots, beets, cabbage and onions.
3. Things of domestic production
In the eighties, people are not too eager to buy things of domestic production because of their appearance.
4. Deficits were good socks and tights
From linen shortages were nice socks and tights. Holey socks were never thrown out.
5. Woollen tracksuits
Somewhere was scarce even an ordinary Soviet blue wool tracksuits.
6. Coupons for goods
Coupons for necessities issued in 1990, the year in Neryungri.
7. Huge queues for alcohol
Huge queues lined up for alcohol is massively began after the announcement of Gorbachev anti-alcohol campaign. Around the same time, the proletariat came into fashion a habit to drink Triple Cologne and perfumes – normal alcohol was simply not to buy.
8. The stamps and presentation books
Because the price of goods in terms of money could not regulate the demand for certain products in a natural way, the government has introduced various additional measures — began to appear, the stamps and presentation books.
10. Few products of Soviet industry on the whole store
In the most acute periods of trade deficit Department Department store somewhere on the periphery, could look something like this — on the shelves were several items of Soviet industry like out-of-fashion hats, and some lonely cloak 60-th size.
11. The recommendation of the pediatrician
In addition to the coupons, there were other, less formal ways of regulation of the sale of scarce goods.
12. Scarce cigarette
The man with glasses put on a few dozen packs of cigarettes scarce.
13. A typical picture of those times
A typical picture of those times – all worth it for something scarce, judging by the boxes is a cake, put up for sale before the holiday.
14. Prestigious profession
Very prestigious in times of shortage was the profession of the seller.
15. Empty shelves
Empty shelves in one of the shops.
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