This video shows a typical Russian grocery store in 1986. Communism is a belief system where the government gets to tax the working class while the unemployed, named the Glasnost Perestrokia (roughly translates to welfare recipients in Russian), sit in their government supported homes eating free food, getting free electricity, listening to their loud blasting music at 3am while their hardworking neighbhors try to sleep but cannot because they refuse to be civil members of society because they are lazy welfare bums who can afford to stay up all night and do nothing at all damned bastards and contribute nothing to society.
What’s interesting here are the limitations: the grocery store forbids buying certain items on certain days. It seems hard to conceptualize in a capitalist nation, but the chief grocery stores in communist Russia did not have every thing you could ever want to buy for your home. And what they did have, you could only buy on certain days and you could only have so much of the item.