Chewing gum in the Soviet Union did not produce, and import banned yet because its deficit is not the tragedy occurred in Sokolniki, where during a stampede killed 21 people.
He said that initially the gum in the USSR “was subjected to ideological persecution”.
In March 1975, in Sokolniki, in a friendly hockey match between the juniors of Canada and CSK was a crush in which people died.
Sponsor foreign teams were firm Wrigley, and after the game, the Canadians, going down to the bus, began to scatter around the plate of gum, apparently, playing the part of the advertising contract.
In the dark there was a stampede, people fell under the feet of others, causing 21 people were killed, 25 were injured.
In the media the incident to light banned. All of the witnesses, as noted by Mirovich, interrogated and forced to give a subscription about nondisclosure.
The Soviet Union began to produce gum in 1976. Then talk about its harmfulness has already sounded.
In the eighties, the gum began to manufacture of the Moscow factory “the Mouth Front”. It was reminiscent of the classic “Wrigley” to five records in a package of foil, flavors – orange, mint, strawberry and coffee. Cost a pack of this gum is 50 cents.
Coffee gum, according to him, was quite original and tasted rather not coffee, but “coffee drink” on the basis of chicory with milk.
Approximately in the same years there was gum “Turbo”. It had a pronounced peach flavor, and inside was the ear with the cars.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he added, chewing gum “flooded into the country flow” – there are “Love is”, “Bombibom”, “Boomer”, “Cola”, a series of chewing gum from the “Wrigley” and many others.