The source of optimism and vitality in the post-war village were rural clubs, libraries and hut reading rooms. To improve the work of rural clubs and hut reading rooms, in accordance with the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR of September 21, 1946, rural houses of culture and rural clubs appeared.
Festive events, literary and themed evenings, amateur performances were held in libraries and village clubs.
The "cultural leisure" of the post-war village was a unique phenomenon with unique specifics. Older guys and teenagers from the city were sure to get involved in it with their heads. In fact, there were two entertainments: movies and dancing at weekends. Movies, as a rule, were played at a local club, and the kids certainly penetrated there even for late-night sessions. Instead of popcorn – a bag of seeds in one’s hand, instead of special effects – the end of a film reel. At that time, films were recorded on reels, they had to be changed, but the projectionist did not always have time to do this, or even completely confused the film reels. That's when the excitement began in the hall, whistling and hooting, and, of course, the children made more noise than adults.
After the movie, dancing began – the audience simply moved rows of chairs to the walls, and danced to tape recordings. That's the whole dance floor. For children, it was a special chic to manage to "jump" together with adults, although they tried to send them away – both the head of the club, and the most conscious residents, and sometimes the chairman of the collective farm himself.