44 The USSR – Last 30 Years

The USSR – Last 30 Years

Posted on July 5, 2010 by team


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This collection of photos features last 30 years of the USSR’s existence; cheerfulness and confidence in the future of 60’s along with grimness and foulness of 90’s. Looking at the shots you can see the spirit of the USSR, very bright and vivid in the beginning and so gloomy and almost unseeable in the end.

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44 Responses to “The USSR – Last 30 Years”

  1. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    First.

  2. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Second.

  3. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Third.

  4. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Fourth. (Forth for IT people.)

  5. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Fifth.

  6. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Sixth.

  7. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Seventh.

  8. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Eighth.

  9. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Ninth.

  10. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Wait…

  11. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    …wait for it…

  12. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    …wait for it… …wait for it…

  13. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    Thirteenth!

  14. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!

  15. Ivo Valadares says:

    Me first

  16. gugi says:

    PRVI!!! :) isn’t so hard, my first reply

  17. Karelian Dreams says:

    That pic of Nixon and Brezhnev is interesting and I dont think I have seen it before.

  18. mayday* says:

    Fifteenth

    amidoinitrite?

  19. Harvey Fudpucker says:

    PS Image 55.jpg: She looks like she is having a good time, eh?

  20. Otis R. Needleman says:

    I’m grateful I lived in the USA during that time, except for the years stationed overseas.

  21. zipp says:

    Great set of photographs.

  22. Nergol says:

    Yeah, those were the days alright – political prisons, no freedom of religion, a brutal secret police, ruinous spending on asinine military adventurism, sending your sons to murder Hungarians and Czechs, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. What a great time that was!

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      Only the Magyar and Czech were murdered? The YOUSSR is famous for eating their own too. Congrats to all guilty parties for grand celebration of 30 wonderful years of dis-functionality.

    • Adam says:

      indeed

    • Chris says:

      Agreed on the political prisons, no freedom of religion, a brutal secret police. Let’s also remember America’s ruinous spending on asinine military adventurism, sending its sons to murder Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Iraqis, Afghans and its threat of nuclear annihilation.

      It goes both ways.

  23. icelandic russian says:

    may this be a lesson to the EU

  24. YJ says:

    Those were the days where people were innocent and don’t have too many thing to worry about compare to now days.

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      Sure. Nothing to worry about… like, being falsely informed to KGB by neighbor, “missing” family members, little to eat, only read books, or see TV that the State deems appropriate, etc… People were not “innocent,” (as you say) – they were innocent victims of a thug regime that is now, very thankfully, a past history.

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      Sure. Nothing to worry about… like, being falsely informed to KayGayBey by neighbor, “missing” family members, little to eat, only read books, or see TV that the State deems appropriate, etc… People were not “innocent,” (as you say) – they were innocent victims of a thug regime that is now, very thankfully, a past history.

  25. mad1982 says:

    Was amazing days..

  26. 123456 says:

    Why only Moskau???

    • Linas Lituanus says:

      Not from Moscow only. Nrs 38 and 39 (with trolleybus and 12-storied houses) are definitely from Vilnius, Lithuania.

  27. Fyodor says:

    People may realize eventually living under rule of financial oligarchs is no better.

  28. joe says:

    In the one with Brejnev and Nixon, I noticed a briefcase in the left of the pic, leaning on the stool. Would that be the “football”, Nixon’s nuclear briefcase? ’cause if so, I’d like to see Brejnev’s mug when he saw Nixon coming with it.
    …and the translator is where? doubt any of ‘em spoke others language…

  29. Unknown says:

    30th!

  30. Daniel Noble says:

    I think it is amazing. The photos show alot of life and depth, even the more militaristic ones from the 90s. Being born in the US, and in the military, it saddens me that the propaganda within both Russia and the US keeps most people from ever being able to visit one another without fear of pointless prejudice. I would very much like to visit Russia and other Eastern EU countries one day when I get out of the military.

    • Chris says:

      Dude, there’s a lot of Russians in the US. It’s only in the last 10 years or so that Russians have realized that the US really did mean Russia harm and that it truly was an enemy.

  31. aquos says:

    its great to see old photos…nostalgia..!

  32. Nemo says:

    They shpuld have been ordered by time. This way it’s not as easy to know what are the dates.

    As for the politics, at least on the USSR there was no poverty or hunger on those times. And there are still repression, and on the Tsarit times there was even more repression, wide hunger and 90% didn’t even know how to read or write. It was a feudal society ruled by a germanic dynasty.

  33. Andrasone-HUN says:

    Great photographs.

  34. rob says:

    obviously not last 30 years, but last 60 years as there are some photos from 1950-s

  35. a says:

    olga (or sameone in her famyl) has got noble girl baby.she sent her rasputins relatives in the wine basket (under the botles) They were take her bulgaria and they were give her a turkish family(bektashi religions((she did not make,join rutiels all her lifelong).the turkish family grove her.one day she maried and her husband and their 6 sun,2 douther migration in turkey1953 and she died in turkey. she reaplayed again and again “I am gallers princes”all her lifelong

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