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The fact that in the USSR, big changes are coming, the Soviet people realized as soon as I saw on the television screen, the new General Secretary of the CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev.The newly Secretary General made a report at an extraordinary plenum of the party dedicated to its entry into a new position.And, although in that report was not unusual, people were pleasantly surprised by the new head of state spoke without notes.Against the background of the aged, infirm predecessors, who seemed alone could not say a word, Gorbachev looked simply stunning.
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new Secretary General of justified expectations of the people.In the evening, people began to look with interest the television news program "Vremya".Because every day in the country began to take place some interesting events.
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Firstly, almost every day there were personnel changes at the top authority.People were happy retirement of old comrades Brezhnev and vividly discussed the new appointees.
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Secondly, the screen began to appear very often himself a new secretary general in a very unusual situation.That shows how easily he talks to growers, it comes on a visit to the apartment for a young family in Moscow ... When aired a story in which Gorbachev visited the youth disco, all at once realized - changes have come to stay.
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first perestroika decree "On measures to tackle alcohol abuse and alcoholism," gave birth to the first problem.Deficiency of alcoholic beverages and the queue at the liquor stores are not many cheered.In addition, the state budget has suffered huge losses.
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But in the USSR at the initial stage of restructuring there is unheard of notion of "transparency".On the pages of official newspapers started to publish material on the sharp criticisms of Soviet history on radio and television there was a lot of music and entertainment programs.
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were allowed to show domestic films previously banned.A new films were frank sex scenes, which the filmmakers and the audience could not even conceive of before.We began publishing prohibited publication of the book devoted ideological "anathema" disgraced poets and writers.Became available to the general reader works Tsvetaeva, Akhmatova, Pasternak, Bulgakov and many other prominent Soviet authors.
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And finally, at the end of 1986 in the Soviet Union was legalized small private business.There were first co-operatives.
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Given the fact that all of these events occurred in only some year and a half, you can imagine how delighted they were perceived by the Soviet people.