New architecture catches on. People move from communal apartments into their own, small-size flats, the so-called Khrushchevkas, where they have their own bathrooms. This sets entirely new horizons for the citizens. Large scale projects and making use of new lands continue.
The first man, Yuri Gagarin, goes to space. Being a cosmonaut is every child’s dream. Translating and publishing the world literature is underway. Bookshelves are becoming full of volumes of foreign writers. Rarely can you find a house where there is no bearded Hemingway on a bookshelf.
Cinema is still popular but other films, which change the consciousness of young people, appear as well: The Magnificent Seven is like a lightning strike. It changes everything: manner of walking, clothes, language. The influence is great. The seed dropped now bears fruit later.