Recently, an unusual museum-restaurant was opened on Moscow’s historical street of Arbat. Actually, the place is a 3 bedroom apartment, where each room has a decor of 60-ties, 80-ties or 90-ties. Visitors who didn’t live in the Soviet era, or contrarily, who have nostalgic feelings towards it, can travel back in time. Each room’s design was thoroughly thought through. You can feel the time in every detail. From the noticeable wallpaper, furniture and appliances, to dishware, electronics and even wall posters, everything was carefully selected to match last decades of the Soviet past.
This is the room of 60-ties. To many Russians, it was the most eventful period: Gagarin and Tereshkova, the Cold War and the golden era of the Soviet cinematography.
The 80-ties room, where, traditionally, carpets are everywhere. Green wallpaper, glossy wardrobe and chest cabinet were in fashion.
The 90- ties room.
Basically, it’s an edge of the collapse of the USSR. Living room’s must-have is the Swedish cabinet that covers majority of the wall.
Traditional set of crystal glass and dishware: the sign of the wealth. They were well-protected and carefully used a few times a year; for the New Year celebration and Birthdays.
The first cellular phone was quite pricey to use. Only business people could afford them.