If vinyl records are still produced and are in some demand from melomanian-collectors, video and audio tapes are long gone to the past. This medium was too fragile and unreliable: film in cassettes was often confused, torn, scratched, so valuable recordings on it were very easily damaged. In addition, modern children are not likely to see the connection between a pencil and a compact cassette, but this is how it was possible to rewind the film inside it.
Doubtful taste addictions
Goodron that could be chewed. Kissel in briquettes and powdered juice that was eaten dry. The burnt sugar in a spoon. These and dozens of other “goodies” are unlikely to understand and much less not appreciated by modern children. Fortunately, in such treats nowadays there is no need, however, some 30 years ago the child with pleasure used similar.
Glass glasses in beverage machines with
soda machines exist to this day. However, after purchase, the sweet drink is given immediately in a plastic cup. In the distant past, soda was poured into glass glasses, which after use it was necessary to rinse in the same machine and put in place. Then this scheme worked perfectly, but today it seems unthinkable, primarily for hygiene reasons.
Rotating Metal Disc used to be in almost every family. It was necessary to stand up with his feet and move his hips: so allegedly reached a thin waist. Today, any coach will say how harmful and useless such a device was. And in a modern child, this subject will cause puzzlement.
Chewing gum liners
In the late 80’s, when hundreds of goods were whipping on store shelves from abroad, gum liners were a real children’s “currency.” It cost imported chewing gum expensive enough, it wasn’t easy to buy it, so cherished pictures from Turbo, TipiTip, Donald Duck were a huge value. They were collected, changed, and sometimes bought from each other. Today, only single brands (e.g. Love is) support the theme of gum liners, and in most cases this piece of paper with a cute picture is sent to the urn along with the wrapper.
Buying jeans is like a dream.
Jeans have been one of the most popular and ordinary items of the wardrobe for many years, and the number of styles and models made of denim in the modern market is huge. Hardly any of the children experience awe when buying this thing. Those born in the 80s surely remember how difficult it was to acquire jeans and how eager they were. Nor did it without complex manipulations. The fashion of the past dictated its laws: there were “jams” in the trend. But because it was difficult to get a ready-made model in this style, jeans were brewed at home according to special technology.
Those who complain about everyday life in modern times just didn’t live in the Soviet era. It is difficult for modern children to imagine what a large-scale process normal washing was. Washing machines of that period performed a minimum of functions, and were not at all. Therefore, washing took the hostess a whole day. First the linen had to be soaked, then washed by hand using a board, in especially difficult cases – boiled in a large pan. For pushing up the biggest things, male power was usually attracted.
October, pioneers, Komsomol.
The key realities of Soviet childhood in modern times are completely unclear to children. Many of them are aware of the phenomenon, but are hardly able to appreciate its entire importance. Squads, friends, ties, asterisks, pennants, speech – this and much more was in absolute priority, occupying a huge part of school life. Only those who were happy in that period can remember with warmth about the Soviet childhood. The rest of us are unlikely to cause awe of memories of a pioneering childhood.
Any children’s video content is currently available in unlimited quantities. Cartoons, movies, video blogs, broadcasts are all available at any time thanks to the internet. That is why it is so difficult for modern children to understand the fact that earlier such entertainment could be obtained very rarely and at certain times. At the time of the release of “Goodnight, Toddlers!” , all children were quiet at screens. And when the first Disney cartoons started showing on TV, the streets were empty: to miss another series was a real tragedy.
“ Honest” machines in transport.
To travel by hare in public transport today is almost unrealistic: everywhere there is either an electronic control system or a conductor. Years ago, one of the most popular ways to pay for the fare was mechanical self-service machines. In it it was necessary to throw a coin (without surrender) and unscrew the paper tape, having torn off the right number of tickets.