42 Soviet Summer Camps

Soviet Summer Camps

Posted on June 22, 2010 by team

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Hardly in Russia can be found someone older than 30 who hasn't been in a Soviet summer camp at least once ...

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42 Responses to “Soviet Summer Camps”

  1. BorisBadenov says:

    First, naturally.

  2. BorisBadenov says:

    I wanna go to camp too.

  3. Henry says:

    Not like today, fun in front of the computer in the summer :-)

    Heck, I would gladly go for two weeks.

  4. uii7998 says:

    scary; the food was good though; plus what is an alternative[?];

  5. amerikanyetz says:

    Sturdy young women!!

  6. Morswin says:

    You belive that?! This is famous soviet propaganda: everything what you see is a lie :/

  7. Snowghost says:

    Will someone please tell me more that two differences between Pioneers and Hitlerjungend?

  8. perristalsis says:

    Yup, you won’t see shots like #37- the topless young girls, anymore, it’d be called kiddie porn. Some of those young ladies have just reached puberty and it shows.

  9. MrSatyre says:

    Anyone read “Casino Moscow”? There’s a great chapter in there which takes place at a former Soviet summer camp, involving some idealistic young university graduates fresh from Western business schools, trying to teach Western-style economics to a bunch of lawless kids of all ages. Absolutely hilarious results!

  10. Ivana Benderova says:

    Water colored propaganda. Nostalgic, but nostalgic in the very old Soviet cold-war “faker” way. I’m not buying it, and anyone with half a brain here ‘aint either. LOLZ toolz!

    • Kirov (REAL) says:

      Ivana Benderova, it is clear here that no1 with half a brain is buying ur services, so stop whining here.

      • Ivana Benderova says:

        My dear Kirov (fake or real – it does not matter)… My “services,” as you say, are not for sale to any god or government. My comments are mine alone. So I will buy you a big steaming cup of STFU. Oh, and, you’re welcome, ‘tard.

  11. Kirov (REAL) says:

    Hitlerjugend – organization whos sole purpouse was 2 brainwash youth so that they would be blindly loyal 2 der fuhrer and a totalitarian regime.

    The piooners – an organization which had 2 purpouses:
    1. giving yout healthy values (being active, learning stuff etc)
    2. being semi-brainwashed into being MARXISTS.

    • Waffen says:

      hmmmm… there is no difference and the best part is – you know it!
      Both of these youth organizations required absolute subordinance and following the propaganda.

      What was different was the color of their shirts.

  12. BorisBadenov says:

    It’s called the Boy Scouts.
    As much as I hate to admit it, USSR did have these camps and they were very nice. This is not propaganda. Artek in Crimea was one of the really nice ones, reserved for offspring of commie leadership in socialist wonderland.

    • CZenda says:

      I remember a girl who, during 80s, was awarded a stay in Artek after she won a competition in poetry recitation organized by local organization of pro-Soviet collaborators. When she returned, she was deeply shocked by concentration camp-like drill and tragic quality of food.

  13. jod says:


  14. DouglasUrantia says:

    the kids that went to these camps are adults now and these photos are memories of their childhood….probably their happiest times.

  15. JotaScouts says:

    thanks for the sharing :)
    interesting, like it very much…

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  17. Vlad says:

    In the Soviet education the girl were brought up together with boys. This essential distinction nazi formation (separate education).

  18. Leonid Martinuk says:


  19. anand says:

    I am from India and never been to any of these camps. But I have read an account of a girl from my place who had spent a summer in Artek camp and it was a really nice experience for her. So I don’t think all was propaganda.

  20. Great website you have here, wondering if you developed it yourself or has it been professionally created? Many thanks!

  21. Musa says:

    Photo 8 from the top, the girl in the center, looks like my profile when I was a little girl. Russians are so cool.

  22. Ben says:

    Hi guys, I agree with Sergey, definitely Ocean camp in Vladivostok is one of the best camp so far. I was there in 1985
    (in Vietnamese group),that was a great time with great Russian friends. I wish coming back Okean to visit another day.

  23. pol says:

    in the communist romania was the same…

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