Pjyanitsa was trying to find himself in a new, not very understandable life, but his creative character, which received such a sudden realization in the armed forces, turned out to be unneeded in the new boiling up post-perestroika "citizen" times. With this, it wasn't typical of him to grasp for whatever. "It was a hungry period, money shortage,"- the artist's wife Svetlana Ibragimovna recalls. But he told me: I can't work as a safeguard, like others, while artists aren't needed anywhere."
Despite CPSU membership being compulsory for armed forces officers, according to his relatives, Alexey Pjyanitsa never was a devoted 'communism builder'. He shared communist ideas, but as ideas only. "He certainly was enrolled in the party, but never believed in it especially, and we always had "conversations in the kitchen " -Vladimir Zarudniy says. –We also discussed forbidden things when he served in the army, at the beginning of the eighties, when nobody doubted the Soviet power inviolability. He said that something about the life was wrong, seriously wrong, because there was no freedom. Because a free person is excluded from the society, while a non-free person is not interesting for the society, and the society itself did not understand what it wants. "