MAYOR: If you don’t like it here in America, why don’t you go stand in line for toilet paper in the USSR!
LUKE: There is no more USSR, Harry.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated to USSR, and also known as Soviet Russia, existed from 1922 to 1991. It came into being shortly after the Russian Revolution, and collapsed at the end of the Cold War. The picture shows the present day countries which were once part of the USSR.
Soviet Russia was notorious for its long queues because of the shortages caused by the Communist system, which prioritised industry over consumer goods. People would line up for hours in order to buy any commodity that was in short supply