The great empire has already disintegrated for more than 20 years. Remained only memories of the most reading people, queues for sausage and faith in a bright future.
The young generation, who knows about the USSR only by hearsay, does not always create a whole picture of life in a great country.
To live like everyone else.
In the USSR, most people lived on about oneLevel. Of course, the existence of the janitor differed from the life of the party secretary, but if we take in general, then there was no huge social gap between the poor and the rich. Since childhood, all went to the kindergarten, there was enough space. Then in school years, children could visit any sections and circles. After school it was possible to enter a college, a technical school or an institute. If there are abilities, then no one will forbid studying the chosen specialty at the expense of the state. Young people almost completely were sent to the ranks of the Soviet Army. There were almost no deviationists, because it was an honor to serve. After receiving vocational education, the young people were given a job by distribution. The problem of unemployment did not exist. Further routine routine, from entertainment - TV, hiking in football or hockey. Celebrated all together, friendly team.
Negative features of life in the USSR.
Lack of a sense of freedom. It seemed that everywhere, wherever you were, the Cheka, the NKVD, and the KGB were always following you. Impossibility to express publicly their point of view, fear of the authorities depressed a part of the population. The subsidized republics, the policy of helping third world countries, senseless military actions in Afghanistan also did not add optimism to thinking people. The same gray clothes, monotonous layout of apartments, an artificial shortage of goods. It remained only to believe in a bright future.
In the USSR it was good.
There was a lot of positive in lifeSimple people. There was no fear for your future, work was for everyone. Free education, medicine, a wide list of benefits allowed people to feel confident. The nation was healthy and intellectually developed. Of course, not every worker was fond of the latest achievements of science, but libraries visited more often. Daily exercise and regular sports activities for ordinary workers were common.