A Soviet Riddle

In the late 1980s – early 1990s, post-Soviet people sold burned out lightbulbs in the market because they were in high demand.

Can anybody guess why?

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11 thoughts on “A Soviet Riddle

  1. Fuck me if I know. Can’t generalize from Romania. Time period is interesting though, late 80s and early 90s were very different times.

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      1. Attach a power cord to it, then plug it into someone else’s porch light and steal electricity?

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    1. Ah, I see a fellow Soviet person. 🙂

      Yes, this is the correct answer, thank you.

      If you never lived in the USSR, then you must have an uncommonly developed imagination.

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