33 A Flashback

A Flashback

Posted on December 9, 2009 by team


A good deal of time had passed since the country of the Soviet Union shined on the map of the world. And though it has been a lot of water under the bridge, some people keep finding photos of old Russia, and if to be more exact, photos of old Moscow and its region. One never knows when he would find a pack of the old photos, whether it would be a dump or even his own apartments. Such masterpieces of anonymous photographers illuminate us about how it was in the old times and so we can compare it with what we have nowadays and make some conclusions for ourselves.


Every one of you surely knows that the times they are a-changing. And it is truly enough as we can conclude from these photos. Two places and therefore two different sides of society are depictured on these shots. Town and country, the very center of Moscow and the main landmark of a little town in the Moscow region, Sergiyev Posad.

Since the beginning of time Moscow’s train stations always were very crowded and awfully dirty, they were always like a loadstone for down-and-out people. But on these shots the stations do not really look like they are dirty and it seems you can’t find even a speck of dust on them. And there are so little cars that even a single traffic jam cannot be spotted.

Now to the city of Sergiyev Posad with its renowned showplace which is called The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and is the one of the most prominent monasteries in the whole Russia. Something about 60 years ago (yeah, that is when these shots were made) it looked not so good. Its shape was really bad and shabby so any inhabitant of the city where such a landmark located would be ashamed of it for sure. But now it is totally renovated and most probably looks like it looked when it was made, in 1345 AD.



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33 Responses to “A Flashback”

  1. are you kidding says:

    looks just like any commie city of its time empty and a underdeveloped infrastructure .

  2. Russ, Ian says:

    Those were some great days. Those who don’t understand it, don’t even try.

  3. Prince Harry says:

    OMG when will Russians realise the past is the past and the old glory of Russia will never come back? :(

  4. are you kidding says:

    ya it was more fun back then when us americans and russians played head games with the whole planet hehheheheh

  5. Suárez says:

    Nice pictures. Could you please post recent pics just to compare changes/improvements? TKS

  6. Texas1 says:

    Are you a girl? I need a wife which hate russians like you.

  7. Mr. Lenin says:

    Dear Ximlania, if you come to my mausoleum in Moscow and f@ck me there, i’ll tell you everything.

    • Ximlania says:

      Thanks for inviting,Mr B i Lenin! ! !but i will consider your “cordial” invitation thousands times! ! !,because of i saw your recent”private” moments on YouTube! ! ! !

  8. Kirov says:

    Stop impersonating me, Fake Kirov. You are a pimple on the ass of Russia. Someone should squeeze you for good.

  9. Kirov says:

    Russia was never free. Serfs until 1862, then half a generation of ‘freedom’, then communism. They also never had a Renaissance and this combination is causing the medieval mentality of many Russian citizen today

  10. altima says:

    if I said that all Russians are laughing at you this minute, you could be proud of yourself. but they don’t care both about your words and your miserable self. go pity into the corner! now!

  11. some guy says:

    you should have written: “first!”

  12. Musa says:

    This comment No. 10 is not mine either

    • Musa says:

      Dearest Finnish,

      I see you got my little love comment I wrote especially for you.

      I think you want another because of way you fock wi– no I mean, tease with me.

      I will do my best, My Love.

      Please remember I have final examinations.

      Yours Truly, Musa <333

      P.S. Can you please tell Ximlania I said she definitely a strange psychiatric aberration! Okay bye :)

  13. Musa says:

    Comments No,8,9,10,11,12,13,12,14,15 . . . . . . . . . . . . and even this comment is not mine! ! ! ! !oh my God! !what can i do???i have long history of mental illness.so please forget me.each time i express my views 360 degrees upside down! ! ! !i am going to die! ! ! !bye

  14. Musa says:

    Good God what a mess Finnish! :)

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