“USSR Final 30 Years Through a Camera Lens: “…. In reality, the lives of Soviet citizens did not consist entirely from standing in line. There was a different life. What kind of life? Ordinary life. Let’s see. Be warned: there’s a lot of photos!” See the original post here. from Russian blogger germanych.


March 11, 1959. Leningrad.

1964. Moscow. Tretyakov Gallery.

1964. Moscow. Palace of Pioneers.

1964. Moscow. Demonstration in the Red Square.

1964. Moscow. New construction.

1964. Moscow. Demonstration.

1964. Red Square.

1964. After an operation.

1964. In a Pioneer camp.

1964. Construction site.

1964. School. The students are still wearing the old uniform
which, in Moscow, will be replaced with a new one in 1975.

1965. Pioneers. Bratsk.

1965. September 1st (First Day of School). Irkustk.

1965. Factory workers. Irkustk.

1965. Moscow. State Kremlin Palace.

1965. A store in Litvyansk.

1965. September 1st. Habarovsk.

1966. Irkustk.

1967. Cow milker.

1967. Field work. This was one of the most popular photographs
at one point. Meaning, there are millions of clones for this
type of photograph.

1967. 50 Year Anniversary of the October Revolution. Moscow. Red Square.

1970. Odessa. A Pioneer with honors.

1972. A dance collective.

1972. Tashkent. They had manicures then too.

1972. Moscow. Pioneers on Gorky Street.

June 23, 1973. This is not the Soviet Union – it’s the United
States. The Secretary-General of the CPSU Central Committee
L.I. Brezhnev visits U.S. President R. Nixon.

1974. Barnaul.

1974. Novosibrsk. Train station waiting room.

1974. Soviet state worker.

1974. Construction.

1974. Khanty-Mansiysk.

June 27, 1974. Welcoming some sort of delegation. I think
it has to do with the launch of “Salut.”

December 1974. Barnaul.

1975. University students at a lecture.

1975. Lithuania.

1975. More Lithuania.

1975. Moscow metro (costs 5 copecks.)

1975. Moscow. Pioneers are going to the Mausoleum.

1975. Moscow. Pioneers place flowers in the Mausoleum.

1975. An honorary guard in the Red Square.

May 1975. A typical Soviet television program.

1975. Odessa. September 1st.

November 1977. View of Moscow from an observation platform
in the Lenin Mountains.

1978. A factory director in his office.

1980. Leningrad. Looking forward to the Olympics.

1981. Haraborsk. Pioneers.

1981. In the post Brezhnev USSR, many really placed a portrait
of Stalin on their car windshields. This was a sort of deaf
protest against the happenings.

1982. Yalta. September. Weighing yourself in the street in
the summer was one of the season’s entertainments.

1982. Yalta. Beach.

1983. Moscow. Vasilievsky Spusk. As you can see, the car brand
of choice for the traffic police is Mercedes.

1983. The Transsiberian. An important meeting.

1983. The Transsiberian.

1983. The Transsiberian. At the workers’ social club.

1985. Moscow. In the park.

1985. Moscow. Again, in the park.

1985. Moscow. In the yard.

1986. Moscow. Grand Kremlin Palace.

1986. Moscow. Newspaper displays.

1986. Dembélé.

1986. Moscow. Market.

1987. Pioneer girls.

1987. Kvass seller.

1987. Riga (Latvia). Pioneers.

1987. A grandma.

May 9, 1987. Heroines.

1987. An exemplary pictorial of a Moscow apartment: a rug
on the wall, a color television in the corner, a crystal
chandelier on the ceiling.

May 15, 1987. Moscow. VDNKh (All-Union Exhibition Centre).
Pavilion «Cosmos».

1987. Star City. Pioneers are still marching.

1987. Maternity ward.

1987. In shop class. Or possibly physics.

1987. 70 Year Anniversary of the October Revolution. Moscow.
Red Square.

1987. In a school cafeteria.

1987. Moscow. Pool “Moscow.”

1988. Москва. Aleskandersky Garden. A line-up at the Grave
of the Unknown Soldier.

1988. Moscow. Gorky Park.

1988. A worker.

1988. Workers.

1988. Soviet paratrooper in Kabul.

December 31, 1988. Moscow. Red Square.

1990. Passionate political debates in the street.

November 7, 1990. The last USSR parade.

1991. The last soldiers of an empire.

March 17, 1991. A referendum on the future of the Soviet Union.
Most of the voters favored the preservation of the Soviet Union.
More than 50% of the inhabitants of Moscow and the Baltic
countries were in favor of eliminating the Soviet State.

August 21, 1991. Moscow. The military doesn’t know what
to do with itself.


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