Soviet children had almost no access to imported toys. That's why, despite their generally low quality, Soviet toys were popular and passed from one generation to another.

They were made of cardboard, pressed cotton wool and sawdust. A lot of toys were made simply of clay or wood.

Alla, like all the girls, wore a classic brown dress and black apron to school. White collars and cuffs were sewn onto the dress. The uniform with a white apron was considered festive.

Even the smallest experiments with the style or length of the dress were severely punished by the school administration. Braids with bows were a must for girls - no haircuts, they were not allowed.

The Soviet government paid close attention to presenting the ideas of communist propaganda to the younger generation.

The communist government was very focused on ideology, which had to be actively promoted to justify its existence.

Lenin's name became a sacred shrine, and his person became a cult. Cities, settlements, and the main streets in settlements, were named after Lenin where pedestals of the leader were installed.

Children in schools were told about the good "grandpa Lenin" and had to study the book "Our Ilyich".

There were queues of visitors to the mausoleum, where Lenin's embalmed body still lies.

Alla grew up in a friendly well-settled family. Her parents did a lot of her upbringing and education. Even as an adult, she asked their advice not only on life but also on artistic problems...

While her mother slightly reproached her for being an artist, the father fully supported her when she was engaged in painting more than in the household.

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"60s. The Lost Treasures"

Chapter 1


Alla was born in a family of a leading Soviet film producer. As a child, she adhered to communist ideals and views just like her parents.