These are some photos of the early USSR – the 20s-30s of the last century. This is actually how it all began…
oh the strong and mighty russia – it even in the 30s was the best place in the world to live DD
Why not? The things were really going better and better at those times… until the WW2 began.
You speak from your personal experience(s), and/or you lived in Russia during this times of 1930′s?
I am guessing that you did not, and that, as per your usual, you are just running your uneducated mouth, as per usual.
Don’t forget that Soviet Union was the Hitler’s ally during the first two years of II WW.
Really nostalgic pictures they always make me wonder about how it was to live back then
when i look at these pictures i wonder how many survived stalin’s famines and purges and terror. and then those lucky enough to get through that, how many survived WW2? our life seems so easy in comparison.
Look at those women exercising, they could have scared the Nazi’s away. Print these two shots up and use them for birth control, lol. What can you say about the 30′s in USSR? Stalin, purges, forced relocation, manmade famine, etc, etc, a socialist wonderland.
People tend to forget the bad stuff.
Back then, it was horrible! How are we ever going to live through this?? But we must, we must do it for mother russia (or Lenin, or Stalin, or he’ll kill us).
Today, it’s “Ah, it wasn’t so bad. Lenin and Stalin, they were only doing what they thought was right. They did it for us…. They did it….. (wait for it)….. for the chillldrednnnn….”
What *I* find funny, is they have sort of come to grips with both of those guys, and then, in such a short time have just about rebuilt them into fine upstanding citizens.
You know what they say about history repeating itself. Well, that’s WHY! People tend to wipe out the bad memories.
So, Russia will do it again.
I can agree to part of what you say for once johnstone. That is, a bad regime always looks to be better than it was after a space of time has arrived.
I am not at all certain that persons of differing generations in any location will agree on or have an affection for anything – whether it be music, art, culture, politics, historical context, etc…
I wonder, what those letters – “RAD-SS” – mean? Was the photo made by some Wermacht-photographer?
Where did you see that? RAD stands for Reichsarbeitsdienst.
Just beautiful. The beginnings of a Marxist State. From 1922-1932 a progressive, egalitarian society where intellectualism flourished… just beautiful! Read and learn the truth about the early Soviet Union.
How is that beautiful, the torture 0f people???
My grandmother said that this was not the best time for life.
OK- here I go AGAIN- can we PLEASE get some captions, or even at least translations of writing on the photos?! It’s interesteing to look at the photos, but what and/or who the @#$% am I looking at?
Let it be a motivation for you to learn some Russian
Oooo… Old photographs fascinate me! But it’s sad to see that some people had to wear their coats and scarves inside too, burrr… And those exercising outfits, some of them people are wearing, are somewhere beyond ugly, LOL, birth-control outfits for sure…
Stalin believed in modesty ( I guess even killers can be modest?).
On the other hand, it looks like men could hang out with their boyfriends and nobody seemed to care.
We can learn from the past.
Looks no different than early America around that period.
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