15 Moscow 1927

Moscow 1927

Posted on December 8, 2006 by team

A few shots of Moscow city back from 1927.

Photos are black and white.



Bank of Moscow river.


The advertisement in the cinema for the movie “Indian Thomb”.


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15 Responses to “Moscow 1927”

  1. Andres says:

    Palm tree must segnify somthin.. Very strange

  2. Sauri says:

    You are crazy :). There never was China town in Moscow. There is “Kitay-gorod” district, but it’s name comes not of russian spelling Kitay (China), but of “kita” – bunch of poles, which the ancient pre-stone walls of town where made of.

  3. Russ, Ian says:

    Great pictures.
    Sad to acknowledge that if it wasn’t for the Communists, Russia could’ve been in a better economical shape right now than US.

  4. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    If it wasn`t for the Communists, Russia of course could be in better economical shape, being another “bundesländen” and having it`s population wiped out by you-know-who.


  5. Sauri says:

    Exactly, Acts_of_Atrocity.
    Same for US and others.

  6. Russ, Ian says:

    You never know. May be WWII would have never happened. If it did, Russian people and whatever government was there would have kicked youknowwho’s ass.

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  8. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Of course we will never know.

    But if you ask me, the nation can be whatever strong and courageus, but it will not win a war with bare hands and without commanders.

    The photo with mausoleum looks almost mysterious to me. Knowing that it`s design was inspired by ancient stepped pyramids and persian tombs, the palm tree add`s some more ancient-egyptian-persian something here.

  9. Calvin says:

    What is interesting and sad about these photos is that the people in them had no idea what they were in for in the next few years.

  10. AlexK says:

    Calvin: yes, it’s sad to think.
    I wonder what Soviet Union would be, if there was not Stalin but someone else to come to power after Lenin.
    1) Would the world loose against Nazi?
    2) Or there would be no WWII at all?
    3) Would Soviets become a prosperous nation?
    4) Or would USSR still break apart because of unrealistic system of resource allocation (speaking in economical terms)?
    5) Or would another dictator come? [I mean, Lenin's rule was strict, but that's normal after a revolution. But would the regime soften or not...]

    Too bad we will never know.

  11. Eskafolon says:

    There is no need to guess. It any more does not happen.

  12. Mirza says:

    ...having it`s population wiped out by you-know-who.


    Who? – Stalin?

    What are you afraid of?

  13. Lumpenhund says:

    It’s hard to say if the NSDAP would seize power in Germany if there was no revolution in Russia. The Weimar Republic would have no reason to crack down on commies in the 20s; also, red scare was one of the most important parts of Nazi propaganda en plus, even if it came that far the western powers would hardly have any reason to appease Hitler if there was no need for a Bulwark against the Soviet Union. BUT, the Russian people would be still the ‘people of workers and slaves';p. It’s funny to believe that medieval agrarian authocracy would become something extraordinary. ‘What If’-questions are so… tasty.

  14. jim says:

    why did not the former soviet russians invade/attack japan during ww2?I think it would be so funny if somebody accidently/purposely broke/shattered the glass around lenin’s body.

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