Back in the USSR

Back in the USSR

Lenin, Stalin, and Gorbachev. These are almost forgotten names. But every Moscow street can tell a lot about that epoch. How did people live at that time?

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Lenin, Stalin, and Gorbachev. These are almost forgotten names. But every Moscow street can tell a lot about that epoch. How did people live at that time?

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  • Language: English, Russian
  • Participants: 1 - 10
  • Duration: 4 hours
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What do you know about the Soviet Union? You know the fact that it was a totalitarian state, where people often lived in fear of the punishing power; where they only could talk about it with the very close friends while sitting at the kitchen? Creation of the satellite and the first manned space flight? Surely, you have heard of Gorbachev, perestroika (reorganization) and the end of the Cold War. Yes, of course, it was one of the most striking manifestations of the country, which was at odds with the whole world, trying to embody the ideals of communism and a national happiness. At the same time, we often lose sight of the everyday life of the people of that period. Sometimes it was very hard, sometimes less, but there always was something that added optimism to their lives and it allowed getting the great achievements in science, sports and art. Also, not everyone believed in the words of the Party, and an intelligent and creative underground was born in peoples' hearts, which played a significant role in the formation of the public opinion. Many of these dissenters managed to avoid prison confinement, and often they were balancing on the verge of it, filling their poems, songs and paintings by abstract images, which were not understandable to the KGB and easily identifiable to the ordinary people. Moscow had been hosting the Olympic Games-80 and at the same time, it had been building the bunkers in case of the Cold War. It held the thousands of demonstrations in support of peace and composed satirical jokes about the leadership of the party, singing songs with a guitar and performed mandatory trips to the harvesting for each person. It is for sure, the Soviet epoch was unique, with lots of interesting features and manifestations of public and private life of its citizens. This tour will help you to understand and to feel the mood of those years, to look at the many remaining historical and architectural monuments and to learn all the important details of the major events of that time. You will visit the Red Square, the main square of the country and place of the traditional military parades and demonstrations, which took place here in all the major national holidays. You will see the KGB building on Lubyanka Square and the monument to the victims of repressions. As a little rest, you can eat in the dining room, which was remodeled in a Soviet-style, the menu consists entirely from dishes of that time. The buildings of Narkomfin and Narkomzem will give an idea of the architectural features of the early Soviet Union, and the game slot machines that commonly entertained the audience in the foyer of the theaters, will carry to the last decade of the Union existence. The symbol of the freedom of expression and personality return is the Old Arbat Street, the alleys of which remind us of the dissidents, who lived here. Overall, the tour will show you not only the Soviet times, but also the modern life of Moscow, where different epochs, ideas and values are preserved and intricately intertwined.

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