Hello, SkyKnight, you wrote: SK> I do not know in what at you who lived, but at us in Novosibirsk no extra charges existing. Payments of trains on continent were not (on what by the way?) Not so it is far from N-ska then in N-ske. Journey payment, really, was much . SK> In components in Nske in 80 there was a terrible deficit only. In Moscow such was not. My wife from Kazakhstan, at them too no deficit existed. When I in N-ske got on basis , came to a conclusion that local population feed exceptional with green peas. Then learned that in N-ske it is a deficit... From time to time from sale matches disappeared. The acquaintance for whom mum worked in trade system, explained it desire to sell a lighter. I it to that the deficit often formed artificially what on it to heat up. This that corruption to struggle with which promises Lyosha. And for which at Stalin put. SK> at us in Nske the meat-packing plant, factory, , but was not neither sausages, nor mayonnaise, sweets. Even soap was not. Went in N-sk behind mayonnaise, , corn sticks, sweets... Sweets, however, were good. But N-skie were considered better. In the late eighties began to go for a drive behind production of Vinapa. And generally: 1980 and 1989 are two big differences.