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Post 14 Aug 2016, 05:15
Hello again, comrades and Genossen,

I have a quick question about the USSR: were basic consumables (bread, eggs, milk, meat, water, sugar and those kind of things) generally always available in Soviet stores? The situation probably got worse during the 1980-1991 period, because the economy was stagnating and living standards were way worse than 10 years before.

My main focus is the 1965-1975 period, because this period was the peak of the USSR's economy and living standards were also very good compared to the other periods of the USSR.

So, were basic consumables (bread, eggs, milk, meat, water, sugar and those kind of things) generally always available in the 1965-1975 period?

Thanks (please do not reply with a Russian article, as I do not speak Russian),

USSR
Post 15 Aug 2016, 01:40
The article I sent you can be translated into English. Click the "translate this page?" button and you're off to the races.
Post 15 Aug 2016, 05:37
Yes, I translated it, it was a nice article but didn't answer my questions, but I'll have another look.
Post 03 Sep 2016, 22:11
http://www.helgilibrary.com/indicators/ ... capita/usa

You can find a lot of data on that site.
Post 04 Sep 2016, 07:55
Yes, it helped me quite a bit. It's actually quite strange, Americans or other very capitalist people might think that the USSR was in a famine with those statistics, but actually that's just the basic consumption you need to get by, right? People in the USSR after Stalin weren't in a famine, but there were shortages of something sometimes, and basic goods were generally always available.
Post 06 Feb 2018, 11:16
I can believe it, right
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