Seeds, boiled condensed milk and a bag: things and habits with the Soviet Union, not known abroad

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

The past of each country is unique and unites its people. So sometimes simple and familiar to representatives of one state things others are surprising.

Touched it and the Soviet Union, which has long been closed for most countries. A selection of things, habits and traditions from the Soviet Union, not known abroad, was edition Mixnews.

Pionerbol

This simplified option volleyball appeared in the 30-ies. Thus in the Turkish and Spanish hotels children from post-Soviet countries sometimes still surprise the staff, playing a mysterious game.

Trust the turnstiles

At first glance, they buried than create the person the illusion of complete freedom and security. But any attempt “illegal” entry into their “jaws are closed on the body of the offender.

Boiled condensed milk

Caramelized condensed milk, it was in foreign supermarkets – in the departments of every ingredients for confectionery products. But the taste, look and smell is not the same that condensed milk, which Soviet mistress do three hours cooked in a saucepan, and then scrub away from the walls and ceiling in the kitchen.

Footcloths

The fact that they are not known abroad – it is unlikely, since the foot bindings even after world war II was used in the German army and Finland. But later it refused them in favour of boots with high ankle and toes. But in the post-Soviet countries sometimes use and still.

To sit on the track and knock on wood

The first superstition says that if all family members before leaving sit down and calm down for a minute, then the trip will be successful. But according to the second people, randomly expressing some his wish out loud, immediately knocked on wood, because it “scares the hell”. Born in the USSR not only believe in these signs, but also impart to other generations.

Bath broom

The authors of the collection emphasize that saunas have many people, but bath brooms were supposedly only in the Soviet Union.

Birch SAP

It in the Soviet Union harvested not only for themselves but also to mass production, selling in three-liter jar. As you can see, this tradition has survived until now – the supermarket is now also possible to buy a bottle of birch SAP.

Brew

This thirst-quenching drink sometimes and today, as in the Soviet Union, sold on the streets of cities with large yellow barrels.

“Retona”

Washing machine, which weighs 300 grams, almost “eats” electricity and flooded neighbors from below was born in the USSR: “put it in a bowl with water and dirty Laundry, add washing powder and rest”.

Seeds

How people managed to enter the rank of the ancient national tradition of eating sunflower seeds, which were delivered in the USSR about two hundred years ago, remains a mystery, noted in the material.

The Bag “What? Where? When?” and KVN

Quizzes and competitions on TV a lot, but only these two games are supposedly original projects invented in the USSR.

Buckwheat

In Europe and the United States, the authors of the selections, cereals sold in stores “biological” food, buckwheat them rare: “green, crushed, and good-for-nothing”, unlike how it was invented to cook in the USSR.

Doors that open inward

The legend that in the USSR, apartment doors open inward, the KGB was easier to beat them during the arrest – a legend. The rule of the door “inside” in “Khrushchev” is associated primarily with safety. It was required that after the start of mass evacuation in all apartments doors could be opened at the same time freely, to not interfere with each other.

Brine

The marinade from the vegetables in other countries enough, but the simple cucumber pickle for, as in the USSR, was not anywhere.

Zelenka

Magical “cure all” in post-Soviet countries are now the principle: anoint and all will be well.

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

Семечки, вареная сгущенка и авоська: вещи и привычки с СССР, о которых не знали за границей

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