Sugar Deficit: Back in U.S.S.R.
Culture and History, Politics and Society, UzbekistanOne Comment
Uzbekistan is facing another deficit issue: sugar. If a week ago it was available for a regular price, approximately 2,500-3,000 Uzbekl sums, nowadays the price has risen to 3,200 in stores and 5,000 at bazaars.
Why to pay more? When you buy it at a store, you should wait in a queue for at least 30-40 minutes, and — surprise — you won’t get more than two (!) kilograms per person. Plus, you have to buy it outside of a market itself, on a specially-arranged territory. Moreover, a police guy controls everything to make sure people don’t fight or kill each other over sugar. Craziness? Sad but true!
But if you got to a bazaar, you can buy as many kilos as you want for a high price.
Are we back in Soviet times?
Photos were taken at (outside of) one of Korzinka.uz stores.