15 main fetishes Soviet man
In the Soviet Union could be the cult of wealth, but there was a cult of things. Fetishism Soviet citizen could accommodate a wide range of tastes - from carpets to catchy mink hats.
In the USSR, the car was not everyone. Having your own car spoke of a wealthy man, and Brand is used to determine its income. It is one thing - the owner "Zaporozhets" or old "Victory", the other - the new "Zhiguli". The most prestigious was to own a foreign car, which they bought with it a lot of money.
The carpet in the Soviet apartment served slice several important functions. On the one hand, it symbolized the high social status of the owner of the apartment, on the other - helping to improve sound and heat insulation of the apartment. The best carpets were considered Turkmen, Azeri, Georgian, Armenian and Dagestan.
It was believed that the seven elephants "smaller than the" lined up somewhere on a shelf cupboard, bring home happiness and good luck. They were made of different materials, but the most popular are ceramic and marble. When the elephants disappeared into the hands of a child, most of it ended gluing chipped trunk in place.
chandelier of Bohemian glass
The service of Czech glass was almost in every home, it fetched only on holidays. But chic is not Czech crystal on the table and chandelier of Bohemian glass. It was indicative of the high status of the family, once every six months it is removed and carefully washed from the dust, and then returned to its original location.
In 1962 the Minsk plant produced its first refrigerator "Minsk-1". Compared with their pot-bellied and massive precursors of "Minsk-1" appeared slim and high-handsome. By the 1970s, the Minsk Plant began producing two-chamber refrigerators. The main competitor of "Minsk" was a fridge "ZIL".
Spirits in the USSR were not uncommon, women loved good aromas and use them in everyday life. But French perfume "Climat" is considered not only a sign of good taste, but high welfare. One bottle of perfume was worth not less than 25 rubles, which is about a quarter of the average salary.
Every Soviet family would like to have a home plumbing from Finland. The reasons for its popularity was two. Firstly, it has been available to domestic consumers. Secondly, the Finnish plumbing was one small advantage over domestic. In addition to quality, the Finnish plumbing was still and beautiful.
The large color TV
"In our time, the main decoration of the table that? TV "- said the postman Pechkin. And he was absolutely right. Each correct Soviet apartment was supposed to be a TV. Desirable - color. Preferably - two, one in the living room, and another, smaller one in the kitchen. If you could not get imported Philips or Sony, then the best option was "Rubin-714," the most massive color television Soviet times.
Cabinet-wall was an attribute of nearly every family in the Soviet Union. We managed to build the wall, even in the smallest apartment, as have the Yugoslav furniture in the house was very prestigious. Her or stood in queues, or bought from speculators at higher prices. The reasons for the popularity are quite objective - quality of the Yugoslav "wall" was very high.
"Typhoon" Vacuum cleaners were very popular in the Soviet Union. They were incredibly powerful, if the apartment include such a device, the TV screen was covered with interference and radio began to stutter. If the "Typhoon" something sucks it sucks. Not surprisingly, that I have lived to this day still use vacuum cleaners for cleaning, but now construction debris.
Get a separate apartment - was a great success in the USSR. The queue at the apartment were the years while living in cramped or communal, or in the family residence or an apartment with numerous relatives.
Get a good turntable in the USSR was not easy. Of course, in the Soviet Union produced players, but many of them "zapilivaem" plate. Even the "Vega-106", a Polish filling in the domestic packaging, greatly inferior to foreign analogues. Therefore, to get a true Philips was chic and good luck.
Gold earrings and rings, brooches with precious stones and bracelets were a luxury item. Cost jewelry is expensive, but there were in every home - they hoarded their reach them and eventually be inherited. At the same time it has become popular service cutting ring - it was worth much cheaper than to buy new a wider finger.
In the 80s of the last century in the Soviet Union went to fashion mink hat. They were so popular, but were not all on a pocket. One such cap could cost nearly two the average salary, so there were thieves-hats. They stole mink hats and resold them. As a result, they began to sew caps special gum, which are not allowed to disrupt the hat and run.
Women's gold watch
Elegant women's watch "The Seagull" produced a relatively small circulation, was to get such luck. Separately collected watch with gold bracelet instead of a strap and a small accessory automatically became a testament to the high status of women. Such decorations can afford not all, the price of gold hours could reach 700 Soviet rubles.