1. A few-hours-long linesYes, it is not a joke! To buy pretty much anything you had to stand in a line and sometimes you would not even have an idea of what was on offer! A chronic deficit of any product you can think of was a feature of that era. People did not have much but they valued what they had.
2. People in the Soviet Union took recycling to a whole new level
3. Was pneumonia a real threat in the USSR?
4. A thing for a carpet
5. The last thing soviet pediatricians prescribed was medication
6. An old maid dilemma
7. Bush’s legs