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    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
    • Back in the USSR: How People Used to Ring in the New Year
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    People dance at the New Year's ball in 1974.

    New Year was a special, long-awaited holiday for a Soviet person, as the preparations for the festivities turned into an almost heroic effort, which many people now remember that painstaking work with nostalgia.

    The Soviet Union officially celebrated the New Year holiday for the first time in 1935. New Year's traditions also appeared during Soviet times, people bought tangerines, made Olivier salad, and listened to the Kremlin's chimes, during which it was obligatory to make a wish. Later, the tradition of the state leader addressing the country's citizens a few minutes before midnight appeared.

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