Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

The '80s weren't a great time for those living in the U.S.S.R., although those living in Moscow had it better than most. As the rest of the country dealt with bread and meat rations, those living in the capital had access to fruit (sometimes), soda (a treat) and could even see a movie (if you had the money). Here's a look at the "good life" offered by the Soviets during the '80s.

A Bus Station

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

A Ferris Wheel

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

An orange was a rarely-seen exotic fruit in the '80s Soviet Union.

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Block Housing

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Fashion

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Building Propaganda

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Market Hall

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Street Cleaning

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

A Flower Seller

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

One of the Seven Sisters

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Roadside Fruit Stand

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

(Via English Russia)

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A Fanta Soda Kiosk

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

The Melodiya Record Store

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos(Via Patrick Murphy/PBase)

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Insoles Store

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

The GUM (a.k,a, the State Department Store), facing the Red Square.

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Waiting in Line

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

The Mir Cinema in Zagorsk (now Sergiyev Posad).

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

"Glory to Labor!"

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

(Via English Russia)

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A Dairy Store

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

(Via Patrick Murphy/PBase)

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A Theatre

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Limousines in Front of the Kremlin

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

The Lenin Mausoleum

Did the Russians love the '80s too? Some revealing photos

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The photos were taken by Aad van der Drift in 1984 and 1988, except when noted otherwise.