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1950's. To take away: A uniformed assistant holds a product in a well-stocked-looking Soviet supermarket. I know it's propaganda...but I'm totally suckered.

Communism in colour: Vivid photographs portray life in the Soviet Union in the final year of the Stalin era

Retro Soviet Propaganda Mix // To take away: A uniformed assistant holds a product in a well-stocked-looking Soviet supermarket

1922 - 1991: СССР в фото - 1983-84. Советские фотографии Patrick Murphy

1922 - 1991: СССР в фото - 1983-84. Советские фотографии Patrick Murphy

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Settlers in Lvov, Soviet Union 1973 (Now Ukraine) by Boris Kavashkin

The final years of the USSR are plagued by empty grocery stores, queues for food and widespread shortages. Photograph: Gennady Galperin/Reuters

Collapse of the USSR – in pictures

The final years of the USSR are plagued by empty grocery stores, queues for food and widespread shortages.

"Трус не играет в хоккей": сборная СССР во главе с тренером Виктором Тихоновым

"Трус не играет в хоккей": сборная СССР во главе с тренером Виктором Тихоновым

Isolation and privacy was a luxury in the Soviet period, and both new and old tenants were under a total control – spying and ratting on was a common thing.

Isolation and privacy was a luxury in the Soviet period, and both new and old tenants were under a total control – spying and ratting on was a common thing.

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