Ok, i see you didn't even know what you talking about how people in CCCP was living at those times. You read too much propaganda or something xd and for sure you didnt even met person who lived in those times. One thing is sure. For people from CCCP countries like Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, NRD were like France, GB, RFN for Poles, Czechs or Hungars. Btw. How quality of life can be good in country which spend around 25% GDP for army?