I was looking at the old photographs. The parliament in 1990. Withered Communist faces (regardless of age) and youth, mostly original and independent-minded people incurred from an academic and scientific environment. Such figures could be met not only in the parliament but also in various state institutions. They were talking in a completely different, previously unfamiliar vocabulary, their speeches did not include stereotyped formulas. The mind was sharp and as it is now common to say, “creative”.
And “suddenly”, five years later, in 1995, the same boring and faceless “unity of party executives and business enterprises and organizations” (party-enterprise-active) became dominant, …read more