When the Soviet inspectors came to Magna, Utah for verification activities for the INF treaty, their US hosts took them to a local grocery store. The Soviets became angry and accused their hosts of building that store as a propaganda tool. The hosts took them to another store, and they finally realized that these grocery stores were real.
In a socialist country, you wait in line for food. In a capitalist country the food waits in lines for you.
i bet he seen produce that he didnt even know does exist ! Why ? because when i came to Western Germany from Eastern Germany, way back then in age of 20, they had some Kiwifruits in the store and i did not know what they are at all, i never seen one before.........
Very sad to me, but thankful for his change of heart, and for any progress towards capitalism and free democracy for the people.
No big deal about a grocery storeI would find story much more impressive if it was a church worshipping theLiving God and freedom to praise theMost High 💒Great future for Russia 🇷🇺💗
Can you imagine this happening in America? There are those who think so.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWTGsUyv8IE
Watched your show tonight! As always, love it! I look forward all week! I always have to stock up on bread, milk and eggs for bad weather! ;)
If you have never seen the Klitschko brothers documentary. It's a must see. Even if you don't like boxing. These brothers traveled to the U.S. to fight and were also amazed of all the food choices we have to choose from. One of their storys talk about walking through a mall and coming across a cheese cart that had dozens of different kinds of cheeses. They were amazed. They thought there was one type of cheese on the planet because their communist country only supplied it by waiting in long lines for a block of it.
I visited Russia in 1996 just afew years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Stores had very little for sale. There were no isles or gorcery carts. Items for sale were behind a counter where a clerk places the items you requested on the counter. Lines of shoppers were waiting for their turn. But at the same time, there was a Bazaar. It was like a tent city shopping district where you could find almost anything under the sun for sale. The difference was that the grocery store was government run while the Bazaar was capitalism. The people with their little shops were able to make money form buying and selling goods in an open market. What a novel idea.
I visited Russian before the wall came down. The level of poverty and starvation was shocking. No choices- they couldn’t even choose a different pair of shoes. There was only one in different sizes. I can understand why he was shocked at seeing the blessings we enjoy in the USA. Freedom!!!