Like I have already written in one of the posts, there were not much food choice in the shops. In addition, products were extremely expensive that only few people could afford them. Luckily, the hunger times did not last for too long. Gradually, things started changing for the better in terms of food availability. And… Continue reading Food Trends in the 90 Russia
Let's move from frauds to severer things. Today, I will write about crimes. To begin with, I was way to far from it, and all my knowledge on this particular topic comes from TV. Watching news is never fun, not now, not back then. I clearly stayed away from TV as much as could, still… Continue reading Crimes in 90s Russia
The 90s times were the perfect moment for frauds and deception. People were economically naive as the Soviet government took care of all money related matters before. Needless to say, that the previous regime did provide any understanding of capitalisms rather than it was 'rotten'. When the Soviet Union collapsed, people were free to do… Continue reading Russia in 90s. Frauds.
Considering that the chaos was everywhere, it is naïve to believe that transportation was functioning well right after the Soviet Union collapsed. One of my strongest memories is trams... Trams are environment friendly vehicles, which work from electricity. The keyword here is electricity... Due to severest inflation and economic problems, the tram organisation could not… Continue reading Transportation in the 90s Russia
Today, I will write about my playground memories. I can't complain regarding the set of toys that I had as all the necessities were kindly sponsored by parents. Though I didn't have that many toys in nowadays standards, it was still sufficient. I had several dolls, some kitchen appliances, 2 soft toys, and cars. Surprisingly,… Continue reading My Memories of Toys and Playgrounds
Hello everyone! How did the autumn start? As most of you expressed interest towards my memories of growing up in the 90s Russia, I am starting a series of posts related to this topic. Here are the issues I will write about: - frauds - crime - music - food - playground and toys -… Continue reading Russia in 90s. Introduction.
Yesterday, August 25, is exactly 10 years of me being in Finland. In 2009, I arrived to this country being extremely naive and scared of everything. I could not even imagine that there can be such a safe place, where you can freely walk in the late evening, where you can loose your purse and… Continue reading 10 Years in Finland. Conclusions.
And here comes the second and final part of the archipelago trip pictures. First of all, considering rainy week before, it was luck to have the sun and light clouds during the trip. Another pleasant thing is staying over night in a cottage in a rather isolated area. However, it caused me some troubles as… Continue reading Archipelago, Finland. Part 2.
If you ask me what is my favourite place in Finland, I will reply Lapland and Turku Archipelago. This post is about the Archipelago next to Turku. For all those, who love water surroundings, it is a perfect place to spend a weekend and rest from the city noise. In some places, the Internet connection… Continue reading Turku Archipelago, Finland
I usually post texts about the trips or cultural aspects in a light positive way. This post will be less optimistic, so if you want to stay away from negativity, just skip reading it. I want to go back to my childhood and tell you about post-Soviet Russia. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991,… Continue reading Childhood Memories. 90s Russia