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    Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

    1 January 2013



    Hard times: Eighteen-year-old prostitute Katya scours the street for work as a police car drives past in Moscow in 1991 shortly before the collapse of the USSR

    These shocking pictures may look like something out of the Great Depression - but in fact they show life in the last years of the Soviet Union, less than three decades ago.

    Shop shelves were often bare, it was normal to have to join a long queue if you wanted to buy groceries and many of the people looked ground down after a century of desperate poverty.

    The dismal state of the USSR's economy, during a time of rapidly improving living standards in the West, was a result of its dogmatic Communist political system, which stifled free enterprise and stopped the country moving on from its feudal past.

    As these images show, by the 1980s that system was close to collapse, as Mikhail Gorbachev's liberalising reforms did little more than open the door to ever louder clamours for change - and on Boxing Day 1991, just a few years after these photos were taken, the Soviet Union was finally dissolved.

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    Last pictures of life behind the iron curtain before the collapse of USSR | Mail Online
     
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    I'll be glad to provide a home to some of those 18 year old Russian hookers if they are indeed coming to America soon.
     
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    If we see hunger here, we will see it because of the effects of a changing climate on agriculture. As for the poor Russian prostitute, you can, in any American city, see even worse, as younger prostitutes than that work the streets in order the get their fix of meth.
     
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    Or ...they may look like something out of any number of inner-city neighborhoods (and many rural/Appalachian communities) in the good ol' USA today.
     
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    Here in Middle Tennessee after 4 years of Obama added to the two years of the Pelosi and Reid controlled Congress, we're seeing something that we haven't really seen much of before. Homeless people and pan-handlers are on corners all over town. :(
     
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    This is what liberals mean by equality. Equally poor.

    Hey! The Soviet Union looks better than Detroit!
     
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    And what conservatives usually mean by 'freedom' ...is the freedom of others to live in abject poverty.
     
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    Having travelled the world in the U.S. Marine Corps I can tell you in all honesty that there is no such thing as poverty in the United States.
     
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    I'll bet your already singing the Internationale just thinking about it.

     
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