Words like Stalin, Cold War, Communism and KGB reminds of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, also known as the Soviet Union. This higly centralized state was the former Russian Empire in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991. With a lot of power, the USSR was an empire with growth and opportunities. These pictures are a collection that shows how the situation in USSR was for the past 30 years. You will notice that the pictures in the beginning are full of joy and brightness; children playing, people dancing and working with smiles on their faces, school children singing, etc.
The further down you come, the more depressing and tragic they get, showing soldiers, hungry people and poverty. Maybe the tragic ending is a result of the dissolution or maybe the vodka is to blame. A similar situation to this is the story of Afghanistan, showing how 30 years of war destroyed their welfare and hope of the 60’s.