How did the Soviet feast
• As the Soviet feast were
The tradition of a feast has deep roots: the common meal at the table ( "Feast"), accompanied by a wide range of communication with relatives, "with all the native", including the dead, he has modeled the ideal society, reflects the idea of "abundant paradise".
Large scale acquired this tradition in the years of the Soviet Union. It noted everything: the New Year, weddings, birthdays, Soviet and religious holidays and even professional holidays (forerunners of today's corporate events).
For Soviet man was meal outlet, free from ideology, the ability to relax and chat with your friends in a free atmosphere.
The Soviet meal would have been unthinkable without the alcohol, therefore the sale of alcoholic beverages rose steadily. They dropped only after the famous "anti-alcohol" decree of Mikhail Gorbachev.