Queue to the first McDonald's in Soviet Russia

year : 1990

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+81 1. YetiGrowl commented 9 years ago

sucks to be working that day
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+14 2. Huding commented 9 years ago

you stole my words... :D
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+54 3. owner commented 9 years ago

apple's fans are nothing compared to this..!!! hahahahaha.... >:)
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+13 4. Electric-snot commented 9 years ago

IN SOVIET RUSSIA ..... oh forget about it, just watch!
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+36 5. Syrup commented 9 years ago

how can they call it a happy meal.
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+5 6. visituranus commented 9 years ago

i was there as a child, truly sign of empire of evil (usa) take mental control over ussr leaders.
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+26 7. vdkmile commented 9 years ago

Me want a Big Mac, Komrade.
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+10 8. Natan_el_Tigre commented 9 years ago

Oh, the humanity! :'(
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+8 9. elchupacabra commented 9 years ago

Now show the queue of cows waiting to get slaughtered. :D Really, that is incredible. I wonder if they all got to eat. "US intelligence... killing russian civilians since 1990"
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+10 10. Nifen commented 9 years ago

Burger King! so much better! (or like we call it in Australia, Hungry Jacks!)

Gosh they all look disappointed, I suspect Communist food wasn't as bad as they first thought! :D
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+9 11. archis commented 9 years ago

Yep, thats soviet union. You had money, but you had no any goods to buy. On each shop there were lines and there was defecit of everything everywhere. Speaking about hamburgers. I eat my first one a few years ago. Some months ago these fast food restorans did get to my city too. Isn't that amazing :D
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+12 12. dvh commented 9 years ago

You haven't seen queue for toilet paper...
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+7 13. OnetimeX commented 9 years ago

Loads of fat Russians walking the streets now, oh well, at least it soaks up all that vodka >:)
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+42 14. Platonic commented 9 years ago

conclusions of watching:
1. Russians are very patient nation
2. Perfect day for a robbery
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+19 15. imagic commented 9 years ago

what happend to the "fast" food ? >:)
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+17 16. CrackrJak commented 9 years ago

You have to understand that during that time, Russians had had decades of experience waiting in lines for any and everything they wanted to buy in soviet Russia. They were professional line waiters by then.
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+6 17. Maffis commented 9 years ago

Why did people even bother? The place would still be there another day.
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+3 18. max2000 commented 9 years ago

it's like I could count a 300 meter line of couples (more or less), and say having an average of four ppl to each meter-in-line, there could be less than 1500 people all gathered within those 2-and-half minute-clip: wonder how nobody asked increasing town-guards patrolling within that area, that morning :(|) or they left their uniforms at dry-cleaning, cause it was a Monday >:)
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+9 19. dave9191 commented 9 years ago

Did they have enough burgers? Or did the people half way down the line get very disappointed?
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+3 20. badboy007 commented 9 years ago

wait till call of duty comes out lol
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+3 21. irishgek commented 9 years ago

I bet that only happened once , in one door out the other muttering, all that wait for that crap , McDonalds food is some of the most useless crap ever invented , I could eat a ton of hamburgers and still be hungry or i could go to the local pub and get a nice hand made burger that has natural flavor and not this processed crap .
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+15 22. the_puiu commented 9 years ago

As a person growing up behind the courtain, I can tell you this:

1. Queues were common, so nothing out of the ordinary; I was doing something simmilar almost daily as a kid, and at least this one is during a sunny day... as opposed to a rainy night
2. First time it felt like a bite and a gulp of pure freedom
3. I can guarantee almost nobody left dissapointed (the first time)
4. That queue doesn't even look that scary (if you can imagine that)

No matter what we (ex-communists) say, people who didn't experience the socialist "golden age" cannot REALLY understand what was going in those people's minds. I hope you realize how lucky you westerners are, to be born just a few hundred miles to the west.
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-7 23. MakeTnotWar commented 9 years ago

That maybe the longest line of stupid people ever. Is it in the Guinness book?
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+9 24. RandurSource commented 9 years ago

Did anyone see any overweighted person in this clip?
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+3 25. InfiniteBoredom commented 9 years ago

Sorry sir no shakes at the moment the machine is being cleaned.

WTF?!
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+4 26. Sporting06 commented 9 years ago

The last person in the queue is going to have breakfast of the next morining :P
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+4 27. salavma commented 9 years ago

I really like the song, anyone knows who it is? Thanks
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-3 28. Malus commented 9 years ago

I wouldn't stand in line even If they paid me to eat there junk!
Fuck that!
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+3 29. DemosTheKing commented 9 years ago

"Yes, we're in line. The end of the line is a half mile back. We'll stand all day for capitalism"
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+6 30. riverside89 commented 9 years ago

Holy mackerel! That's for McDonald's?
Wait til they get their first In-N-Out.

@6: Resistance is futile!
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+5 31. lockandload commented 9 years ago

can you imagine the drive thru? :P
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+3 32. AdamODwyer2010 commented 9 years ago

and they call it fast food?!!!!?
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0 33. USAnumber1 commented 9 years ago

Some of you act like these people are being forced to eat at Micky D's. They are there because they want to be. I just wonder if they used beef or horse meat in Soviet McDonalds.
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+4 34. sjesimon commented 9 years ago

Over 50 Million served... In one day
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+4 35. metro commented 9 years ago

I was there in 1991 and I went to the front of the line and asked how long they waited - 4 hours in line. It was a first glimpse to western fast food - in the evening there was not a wait but people in the day wanted to see it. There are of course tons of Mcs there now like everywhere and business great for the company but tons of Russia fast food and they usual pizza hut and KFC etc.The film brings back memories - Internet almost impossible to stay online at 9600 baud - now it is so much better and cheaper than the USA same for sell phone but back then all was new - very cool - thanks
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+3 36. sirvegeta commented 9 years ago

In Soviet Russia, over 8 billion serve YOU!
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-3 37. Malinar commented 9 years ago

I wouldn't stand in line even If they paid me to eat there junk!
Fuck that!

That maybe the longest line of stupid people ever. Is it in the Guinness book?

I bet that only happened once , in one door out the other muttering, all that wait for that crap , McDonalds food is some of the most useless crap ever invented , I could eat a ton of hamburgers and still be hungry or i could go to the local pub and get a nice hand made burger that has natural flavor and not this processed crap .

True!
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+5 38. adamjames32 commented 9 years ago

Was this place the only food outlet in all of Russia?
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+2 39. RastafariiXX commented 9 years ago

At least its not fast food 8-)
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+4 40. deniedhost commented 9 years ago

where they planning to starve to death in that line? take a snack awhile your waiting....