29 Picturing the Soviet Republics: Moldavia

Picturing the Soviet Republics: Moldavia

Posted on September 13, 2009 by team

No doubt pho­tog­ra­phy was a pop­u­lar art in the USSR. Here and below are pic­tures taken by the peo­ple all over the Soviet state of Mol­davia. Today’s set based on the book called “Mol­da­vian Art of pho­tog­ra­phy”, Kishinev (recently renamed to Chisinau), 1985.

Portrait of a Worker

Por­trait of a Worker by M. Potyrnike

Optimist by V. Gaydash

Opti­mist by V. Gaydash

Look by V. Bozhenko

Eyes by V. Bozhenko

Veterans by A. Simanovsky

Vet­er­ans by A. Simanovsky

Summer-83 by A. Gomonuk

Summer-83 by A. Gomonuk

Kickback by A. Grinko

Kick­back by A. Grinko

If you would like to clar­ify what is on the pho­tos  —  do not hes­i­tate to question.

Source: RealUSSR.com

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29 Responses to “Picturing the Soviet Republics: Moldavia”

  1. brontoburger says:


  2. @Kishinev (recently renamed to Chisinau)

    It wasn’t renamed. It was always called Chisinau in Moldavian, and it’s still called Kishinev in Russian (like London is called “Londras” in Spanish). Just since Moldova is independent country, Russian is not it’s official language any more.

  3. Taupey says:

    I like the one of the small children on the chamber pots. The smallest child looks like he’s not sure what’s expected of him. So he’s just going to play along.

  4. Kelly says:

    Hello to Dumitru, Mircea, Anton, and Marisha in Chisinau!

  5. maxD says:

    Nice pictures, timeless.

    Too bad Moldova as a country is in a bad state. The agricultural sector was always BIG, vineyards… now all is in decline and people have no income to speak of. One of the poorest countries – also the biggest source of internet-brides, together with Ukaine, another disaster.

  6. Tim says:

    It’s still called Kishinev in Russian (like London is called “Londras” in Spanish). Just since Moldova is independent country.

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  8. Zipp says:

    Great images. Good post.

  9. Radu the Romanian Romantic says:

    Soon Moldova will be part of my beloved Romania again, and we will destroy all vestiges of the Stalinist occupation.

  10. w says:

    Can you please clar­ify what is on the pho­tos?

    • CZenda says:

      1. Worker.
      2. Villager riding a donkey.
      3. Teenage girl.
      4. Elderly runners.
      5. Bunch of teenagers with their bicycles.
      6. Children in a kindergarten.

  11. google says:

    Moldovia was a part from Romania and is not a Russian teritory

  12. hat says:

    Wow! I can’t believe this. That picture of the youths on their bicycles has me. Second from the left. Only one other person than me pictured in this photo is still alive. This is really amazing and made my day, thank you.

  13. Greestaj says:

    Intresting i would like to live in Soviet Union

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