“Returned to the Soviet darkness”: an American about the epidemic in New York


The life of the pandemic and the echoes reminiscent of Soviet Russia, according to the Bulgarian Internet publication Mediapool, which regularly criticizes Russia. The media published an article by anti-Soviet journalist Stephen Levy, a native of Bulgaria, now an American and a resident of New York.


I grew up during the cold war. The life of a Soviet person can be described as a series of severe trials. We were people sadly standing in long lines at grocery stores. If the bread ended before your turn came, you had to go home and somehow bake it yourself

- the author reports.

Soviet people experienced "hardship and suffering", they did not have political right. Their leaders constantly lied and did not tolerate the truth. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the USSR collapsed as well. The collective West has declared its "victory" in the Cold War. At that time, no one even thought could pass that someday the United States would resemble this gloomy dystopia that was Soviet Russia.

Now, being isolated in connection with COVID-19, the author had a lot of time to think about it. For him, films about Soviet reality were embodied in everyday life. And the reason for this is not at all a communist threat, but a potentially fatal infection.

We are literally locked in our homes and apartments, which seem to have shrunk to the size of housing in Soviet "concrete boxes." If we still leave the house, we protect ourselves with masks and gloves, as if from a plague, and in the shops we are greeted by empty shelves. Rumors of a shortage of toilet paper in some shopping centers cause real unrest

- the author describes the current situation in the United States.

In his opinion, social networks have become a reflection of the transition from a culture glorifying capitalist surpluses to a culture in which the ability to get the most necessary is a great skill. President Donald Trump's daily briefings began to resemble the meetings of the Soviet Political Bureau, at which he talks about the abundance of goods, which actually is not.

The grayness of modern American life reminds the author of the Soviet era, as if people were living in some depressing black and white film, which takes place in East Berlin.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 14 2020 15: 30
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    When you die, you have to pray and repent to God, and not to pour mud on Russia and the USSR!
  2. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) April 14 2020 15: 39
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    But how did this Bulgarian become a “Soviet man” without living in the USSR?
    Write about your country of slaves Bulgaria and do not touch the 1000-year-old Russia.
    1. andrew42 Offline
      andrew42 (Andrei) April 14 2020 16: 26
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      And where does poor Bulgaria go? Levy is a surname more than famous. God's chosen people. Favorite gathering place - New York. Only here the stupidity of statements about the USSR is striking. Shame on the name.
  3. beeper Offline
    beeper April 14 2020 15: 40
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    He visited Bulgaria in Soviet times, under Todor Zhivkov! In vain this evil Bulgarian (who was probably still a "boy with a dirty guardian" who emigrated to the USA, to whom parents-stubborn anti-Soviet advisers told false "horror films" about the times of the USSR and the Union of Mutual Economic Assistance ?!) so slanders our Soviet Union and denigrates "his (whether ??! winked ) "The People's Republic of Bulgaria - not bad then, under Soviet protection and comprehensive assistance, even better than us Soviet workers, lived the Bulgarians and our other allies under the Warsaw Treaty!

    It’s a sin for Bulgarians to take offense at us and our USSR - even if they impartially, without these anti-Soviet “tales”, they compare their present life (under the supposedly “democratic” fifth of the USA!) With what was under our supposedly “totalitarian” Union! wink
  4. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) April 14 2020 15: 42
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    Well, found a "reputable source"! Bulgarian in the USA!
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) April 14 2020 16: 04
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      Who will understand them emigrants. laughing After the move, I had to somehow earn money, so the storyteller showed talent.

  5. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) April 14 2020 15: 43
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    The media published an article by anti-Soviet journalist Stephen Levy, a native of Bulgaria, now an American and a resident of New York.

    Referring to the next ghoul, the author of this article slandered our past, but his objections are obvious: "It's not me writing it, it's Stephen L.", but he was lying, and he earned his thirty pieces of silver. The analogy with the biblical character is appropriate.
  6. Heroes Heroes Offline
    Heroes Heroes (Sergei) April 14 2020 16: 30
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    What the hell am I just reading ???
  7. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 14 2020 17: 30
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    What a nightmare ... Of the 400 million amers, it was precisely the anti-Soviet - the Pole.
    No wonder Amers have a lot of disaster films - they prepared the population.
    Everything is fine with us .... Gasoline has fallen in price, masks in bulk, I don’t want to go for a walk ...
  8. GRF Offline
    GRF April 14 2020 19: 35
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    The usual method of "saboteurs" is to dress in someone else's uniform, and then mischief, so that everyone would hate anyone ...
    And it is very effective, as evidenced by the high level of Russophobia, decommunization ...
  9. RFR Offline
    RFR (RFR) April 14 2020 21: 22
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    These earhooks have long completely discredited themselves, rogue people could always sell their own mother for a piece of bread, then to Turks, then to fascists, for a long time all normal people scored on them ...
  10. gore Offline
    gore (Alexander) April 15 2020 06: 58
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    Coming from Bulgaria, i.e. a traitor, by definition, no longer knows how and what to lie about towards Russia. Writes:

    If the bread ended before your turn came up, you had to return home and somehow bake it yourself.

    Question: "Why stand in line for bread if you can bake it at home?". But he is now "American", so he can be described as "dumb and dumber" ...
  11. NordUral Offline
    NordUral (Eugene) April 15 2020 12: 02
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    I grew up during the cold war. The life of a Soviet person can be described as a series of severe trials. We were people sadly standing in long lines at grocery stores. If the bread ended before your turn came up, you had to return home and somehow bake it yourself.

    The real "brother", bl. This does not apply to normal Bulgarians.
  12. KAMIKADZE_2 Offline
    KAMIKADZE_2 (KAMIKADZE divine) April 15 2020 21: 27
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    Like in a Russian proverb -

    Until the thunder strikes, the man will not cross himself.

    This stupid man, the Bulgarian, remembered his homeland, but he didn’t remember before, he stuffed his stomach with hamburgers, and when it became worse, he remembered his homeland, wrote, ugly.
  13. KAMIKADZE_2 Offline
    KAMIKADZE_2 (KAMIKADZE divine) April 15 2020 21: 30
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    And do not let the blizzard supposedly turn was for bread. Bread in the Soviet era was constant, any variety in the store, I do not want to eat. Greed killed this bell pepper.
  14. bratchanin3 Offline
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 16 2020 14: 02
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    Why do I need to know that there is some kind of idiot grinding in America? I already know that they don’t say anything good about Russia. Well, the people are so mean!