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Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Diamonds and gold watches for Soviet engineers - Comments

Needless to say that a few people in the Soviet Union could afford diamonds. However, a gold watch, for example, was never perceived as something outrageously expensive and very prestigious. A made-in-the-USSR jewelry item like that cost 60 rubles, whereas the monthly salary of a Soviet engineer was 120 rubles

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