Away from the tourist streets.
In Kiev, remember that these “landscapes”, surely there is no nostalgia for Soviet sausage for 2,70.
Kiev was not always attractive for tourists. This is evidenced by photos published in Twitter-account jarnvior.
Thus, the user showed looked like some areas of the Ukrainian capital in mid-1980-ies.
As can be seen, while the people of the USSR and foreign tourists admired the Khreshchatyk, cathedrals in the city centre, people in remote areas just “enjoyed” life in ruins: dilapidated houses, dirty streets, etc. and it is in the midst of building a “bright Communist future”.
By the way, even on the streets located near the tourist centers of the capital, the house looked really, to put it mildly unpresentable. The photo shows the street Smirnov-swallow (now ascension the descent), intercession, walnut and others.
However, the entire Hem in the times of Soviet socialism looked very bad. Members of the Central Committee have not led to representatives of foreign delegations, and the people themselves “broad and immense” “scoop” preferred the Hem in the center of Kiev.
Ascension the descent
Note that the photo was taken in 1985-1987 – before the collapse of the Soviet Union was only a few years.
For comparison, that looked so “decadent West” in the same period:
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