Budget Tours and Excursions in St-Petersburg. The old-fashioned and mystifying city of Russia.
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Discover the Soviet epoch of our country. Go along Stalin's, Khrushyev's and Brezhnev's times, see the contrast between the past and the present. The excursion ends with a welcoming tea at a Russian family's apartment.
Sickles and hammers on badges, medals, flags, even building walls. The hammer embodied "workers' tool" and a sickle embodied the one of a collective-farmer. The Communist Party was a union of workers and peasants, i.e. representatives of industry (a hammer) and agriculture (a sickle). The red color used to be the major color of the Soviets, it meant "flame" - a symbol of fight, struggle. The USSR flag, Pioneers' tie, stars on medals were colored in red.
The USSR was founded in 1922 and included only 4 republics: Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Caucasus republics (Armenia, Georgia and Azerbajan). Later on the Soviet Union was joined by Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and others. By 1940 the USSR consisted of 15 republics.
The Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics was ruled at different times by Vladimir Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Nikita Khrushev, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev.
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