Beach holiday in the Soviet Union
• Beach holidays in the Soviet Union
Every summer, the beach was like a magnet for people all over the Soviet Union. And they could find beaches almost everywhere, including summer camps, municipal parks and, of course, fashionable resorts.
People in the Soviet Union did not go to the Maldives or Bali vacation, but they knew how to have fun. Like today, people all over the Soviet Union tried to get to the beach on hot summer days.
beach vacation can be arranged independently and inexpensively - in the resort or hotel of the company or the union. Vacationers in places receiving three meals a day and medical assistance. What a dream.
The most desirable option would get a ticket on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Resorts in places such as Jurmala (Latvia), Pärnu (Estonia) and Palanga (Lithuania) were considered the most prestigious. It was almost like going abroad.
on the Black Sea tour I was also in great demand. Resorts of Crimea, Sochi and Abkhazia were considered the best in the USSR.
The main rule of thumb in the Soviet beaches were arriving early in the morning, because otherwise it would be difficult to find a place. At Yalta, Alushta and Yalta - the most popular resort cities of the Crimea - the beaches were almost always crowded.
In addition to enjoying the sun and sea, people, holidaymakers in the resorts can expect other entertainment. Playing chess on the beach was very popular in the Soviet Union.
Young people often prefer to do something physically active, such as beach volleyball or the variety, called "throwball".
After a day out on the street, you could experience a severe famine, so the open-air cafes have always been popular. But instead, many picnics with homemade snacks.
Even if you can not go far, it was possible to have a good time close to home. For example, the Muscovites still love to relax on the Istra Reservoir.
Did you know that people in Moscow to water-ski back in the 1960s?
Did you know that people in Moscow water skiing back in 1960?
Soviet schoolchildren spent the summer or with relatives in the village, or in summer camps. Artek in the Crimea was considered the most prestigious summer camp. It opened in 1925 and is still in effect.
At school there was no internet, no mobile phones, but the parents did not worry about how to keep them for a few weeks in the company pionerovozhatyh who held them all day.
Have you ever heard about the Day of Neptune? It's like a dedication ceremony for sailors, but a version for children. Young Pioneers preparing a water show for each other, but in the end took part in almost every. Some played the role of mermaids and sea monsters, other business suit or wrote the script for the show. Overall, it was a great opportunity for team building, and children often make friends for life.