Twenty years ago - it means 1986. Soviet Union was still on the map. 1986 - second year of Gorbachev's rule. It was a very bad year for Mother Russia and for its political system: the very year of Chernobyl nuclear disaster (April 26). In other aspects, picture was almost the same as during last years of Brejnev: steady deterioration in all spheres of life, but population has been used to it long ago. Dissident movement (not numerous at best times) has been practically silenced. Governing elite (so called "nomenklatura" - something like 3.000 families) was comparatively well off, but difference in life style and level was not as visual for general public as it is now. In capital - Moscow - situation was a bit better than in provinces, but not that much: severe shortages of food and custom goods, service nonexistent, practically no entertainment; no reliable news from abroad; strict restriction on visiting foreign countries, in wallets - only soviet money - "roubles" and "kopecs": foreign currency was obtainable only on black market and to buy it there was a criminal offence ruthlessly punished; everything belonged to state, state controlled all; state was the only employer. Communist party enrolment reached nearly 20.000.000 people, but all perks were reserved for its top echelon. No democracy whatsoever. On positive side: no enemployment, especially for blue color jobs; medicine was free (not for all kinds of treatment though); rent was stable and on low level; pride of being a citizen of great and mighty empire (it was rather large than great & certainly not so mighty, but only unlucky few knew it); no visible animosity between soviet nations (but Jews were disliked and Turkic peoples (Uzbecks, Kazakhs) were placidly called "lumpheads"). So one might say that for men and women who got nothing against unsophisticated, bleak but rather predictable day-to-day life this kind of existence was acceptable.Nowadays, on skin level, nearly everything has changed: no Soviet Union, no Politburo, goods are in plenty (but money is short for most people); one can travel (if you got time and money: a lot of people got neither); one can have his own business (a bit more theoretically than practically); information from abroad is available (especially for English-speaking); elections run with alternative candidats (most of them though are not alternative at all) and so on.Has a people psyche changed? Yes and no... Classic citation is appropriate:"Que sert-il qu'on se contrefasse?Pretendre ainsi changer est une illusionL'on reprend sa premiere traceA la premiere occasion..."Jean de La Fontaine, "Le loup et le renard".
Yes,but that was a long time ago...now they are different countries.
school was so different the what it is now from 500 years ago
he is in russiaWhat? No! He left Russia over 30 years ago. He's in New York City, running his own company.
Lots of years ago Mongol and china separate and now mongols live between Russia and Chinese.
Farming is different because 200 years ago there were no electric and more modified equipment that we have today. It was much more difficult than it is now. They had to do almost everything by hand and had to do it themselves.
One big difference between schools 20 years ago and school now is the advances in technology. Another difference is that teacher's now utilize many different techniques to accommodate different learning styles.
165 years ago (2013 now)
No. The Ukraine and Russia are different countries.
I was 4 years old now Im 9.
The atmosphere of the planet is not noticeably different now to how it was 4000 years ago.
400 years ago there were no hot dogs, and whatever was fried now, we do not have _______O'grautin.
1988 was 22 years ago because now it is 2010.
It is 2015 now - so 49 years ago it was 1966.
Oh . . . about 6000 years ago.
HDTV, at a affordable price, would be the biggest difference.
very different from now because they didn't completely know what they were doing.
the soviet union collapsed in 1991. Russia had Communism until a few years ago, now there a mix of democracy and socialism
Money was invented by different people at different times. It was invented about 3000 years ago in China, and about 2500 years ago in Lydia (now western Turkey). Prehistoric people used other systems.
Long ago people in Russia washed their clothes with their hands,now people have washing machines!
If george was 14 years old 38 years ago, then he was born 14 years before 38 years ago. Add them up. He was born 38+14=52 years ago, so he is 52 years old now.
No, Romania and Russia are different now.
67 Years ago
It is 2011 now :')And 45 years ago it would have been 1966
1020 would be 999 years ago if its now 2019