"Gimme a ticket to Moscow. Please, I really need it, my friend has a première in MXAT. Yes, the theater. Come on, he's the member of the party and I am wearing this foreign nylon jacket my other friend got from Finland. Does you husband like Marlboro cigarettes? I have half a pack. Now, please, gimme the ticket."
This is how somebody would have fought for a ticket in Tallinn train station in 1982, wearing exactly the same outfit.