• Soviet trade
After the publication of his position about the elections in the Soviet times, was surprised to learn that many members of the youth of today was a revelation, at that time we chose one candidate. Funny, but that seems to me so obvious and familiar to many - as a window in Wonderland. Therefore, I decided to continue unhurried memories of those times. And remember better with pictures in their hands. So it somehow clearer.
1959. Grocery department. Typical. If my vision, products on the counter is not very rich, to put it euphemistically. And if we talk directly and without embellishment, the counter completely empty. However, it should be recognized that behind Seller something hanging. I, frankly, did not understand what it is. Whether decomposed meat carcasses, or something wrapped in wax paper. Okay, we will assume that this meat.
1964 Moscow. GUM. Gumovsky zavsegda ice cream was popular. And in the 64th ...
... and in 1980 ...
... and in 1987.
But as they say, not a single ice cream ...
1965. In Soviet times, the design approach is very simple. There was a heap of silly names. Shops in all the towns were called simple, but clear: "Bread", "Milk", "Meat", "Fish". In this case - "Food store".
But the toy department. Shop, therefore, department store. All the same in 1965. I remember in 1987 I am a friend of the girl - a saleswoman in the shop "House of Books" at the Kalinin - told me that she is uncomfortable every time when foreigners froze, stunned, watching as it counts the cost of buying the accounts. But it was 1987, but it was in 1965, scores anybody did not cause surprise. In the background is seen the department of sports games. There are different chess, checkers, dominoes - a typical set. Well, bingo and games with dice and tokens (some were very interesting). In the foreground - children's rocking horse. I so did not.
All the same in 1965. Commercial apples on the street. Please pay attention to the packaging - paper bags (woman puts him apples in the foreground). Such packages from third-papers were all the way to one of the most common types of Soviet packaging.
1966. Supermarket - Supermarket self-service. At the outlet shopping is not sitting cashier with cash register and saleswoman with the accounts. Check strung on a special awl (standing in front of the accounts). On the shelves - a typical set: something in packs (tea tobacco dry pudding???), Followed by brandy and even some bottles, and on the horizon - the traditional Soviet pyramid of canned fish.
1968. Progress is evident. Instead of accounts - cash registers. There are shopping basket - by the way, is quite so handsome design. In the lower left hand of the customer number is visible with a carton of milk - are characteristic of the pyramid. In Moscow, these were of two types: red (25 cents) and blue (16 cents). Different fat content. On the shelves, as far as can be discerned - traditional cans and bottles of sunflower oil (supposedly). It is interesting that at the output of two sellers: reviewer purchase and the cashier (her head out from behind the right shoulder aunt seller with typical Soviet Seller expression).
1972. We take a closer look, there stood on the shelves. Sprat (by the way, they later became a deficit), bottles of sunflower oil, some more canned fish, right - something like condensed milk cans. Cans very, very much. But items - very little. Several kinds of canned fish, two types of milk, oil, kvass wort, what else?
1966. Something did not work out what it was there looking at the buyers.
1967. It is not Lenin's room. This division in the House book on the Kalinin. Today, the shopping area crammed with all sorts of books (on history, philosophy), and then - portraits of Lenin and the Politburo.
1967. For children - plastic astronauts. Very affordable - just 70 cents apiece.
1974. A typical grocery store. Again: a pyramid of canned fish, a bottle of champagne, the battery green peas Globus (Hungarian, seems or Bulgarian - I do not remember something already). Half-liter jars with something of grated beets and horseradish with beets, packs of cigarettes, a bottle of Armenian cognac. To the right (of weights) empty flasks for sale juice. Juice was usually: tomato (10 cents a glass), plum (12 or 15, do not remember), apple (the same), grape (the same way). Sometimes in Moscow I visited tangerine and orange (50 cents - wildly expensive). Near flasks sure was a saucer of salt, which could be a spoon (taken from a glass of water) to add to your glass of tomato juice and stir. Zavsegda I liked a drink tomato juice.
1975. City Mirniy. On the left, as far as can be judged, deposits bagels, cakes and pastries - all in plastic bags. Right eternal canned fish and - at the bottom - 3-liter jars of canned cucumbers.
1975. City Mirniy. General view of the interior of the store.
1979. Moscow. People are waiting for the end of the lunch break at the store. Showcase decorated with typical icon shop "Vegetables, fruits." In the window itself - banks with jam. And, it seems, the same species.
1980. Novosibirsk. General view of the supermarket. On the front battery terms of milk bottles. Further, in the metal mesh containers something like canned fish pools. In the background, groceries - bags of flour and noodles. Total dull landscape enliven the multiple plastic icons departments. We must pay tribute there the designers - the icons are quite clear. Not that Microsoft Word program icon.
1980. Novosibirsk. Department. Furniture in the form of sofas and cabinets. Next, the sports department (checkers inflatable buoys, billiards, barbells and other different fines). Still further, under the stairs - TVs. In the background - partially empty shelves.
View the same store from the consumer electronics department. In the sports department distinguishable lifejackets and hockey helmets. In general - it was probably one of the best shops in Novosibirsk (I think so).
1980. Vegetable department. Turn hard watching saleswoman. In the foreground - green cucumbers, which appeared in stores in early spring (and then disappeared).
1980. Sausage. Krakow, should be.
1981. Moscow. A typical store design. "Milk". Right woman rolls wildly scarce imported stroller "little windows".
1982. On the Soviet people resting soul of the market.
1983. The queue of footwear. Not otherwise imported boots "thrown out."
1987. The queue for something.
Saleswoman kvass. For kvass people walked with aluminum cans or three-liter jar.
1987. Electrical goods.
No comments yet.
Soviet underwear as it is. Without there bourgeois colorful packages.
Osoboduhovnym men fashion shoes do not need. But the women in this picture of some not very cheerful appearance.
The same shoes ... But where to go? The other does not.
Almost a sacred place - the meat department. "Communism - is when every Soviet person will have a familiar butcher" (out of a movie).
"Pork" - 1 ruble 90 kopeks per kilogram. Grandmother did not believe their eyes. "Butcher, bitch, all the meat sold to the left!"
Soviet queue. What people look busy - "there will be enough?"
"Now bring the meat. You'll see, it must be brought. "
"To eat meat!" A local fight over the best piece.
It is enough to look with reverence aunt keeps the subject in order to understand that the Soviet Union sausage was much more than just product supply.
It should be cut into more pieces of sausage, which is then instantly swept away from the counter.
Frozen hake - is, of course, not a sausage, but there are also possible. Although, of course, it looks like it's not very aesthetically pleasing.
Not a single sausage ... In the Soviet color television Soviet man had put almost a salary for 4-6 months ( "Electronics" costs 755 rubles).
Vegetable Department. In the foreground a cart with some rot. And it was assumed that this rot someone can buy.
Indestructible Soviet antagonism between buyers and sellers of the Soviet. In the eyes of men to read, he would have strangled with pleasure saleswoman. But a saleswoman throttle is not so simple - the Soviet trade tempered people. Soviet saleswoman knew how to deal with customers. More than once I have seen a flurry of disturbances and attempts at rebellion in turns, but the result was always the same - victory remained here for such aunts-saleswomen.
One of the features of Scoop was the presence of a sophisticated system of privileges (any veterans out there, "prisoners of concentration camps," and so on. N.). Different beneficiaries with red crusts in the Soviet lines hated almost as much as the sellers. Won a snout with a hat - no to "all" to take the put a duck, it is a red crust sticks - apparently claims to two ducks.
This photo is interesting not so much selling Heck, how much packaging. In this tough brown paper wrapped in the Soviet Union, almost all purchases. In general, most gloomy, that was in the Soviet trade - is the packaging, which, in fact, was not.
Another kind of place.
And more ...
And more ...
suffering. No comments.
Who did not, that was late. the spell will not help now.
The queue in the dairy department.
"The work we just ..."
Turn the wine department.
1991. Well this is the apotheosis. Compactly ...
And this is a completely different place, a line of people who wanted at least an hour to escape from Scoop. And there is no spirituality.