In 1977 the National Geographic Society (the USA) published this book of a journalist Bart McDowell and a photographer Dean Conger – 370 pages of “personalized geography”, a portrait of the huge country and its people. Two Americans travelled to all 15 republics, visited dozens of cities and made a detailed story about the Soviet Union.
The first day at school – a Ukrainian schoolgirl
Many faces of the Soviet Union
Ice-cream vendors in Kreschatik, Kiev
Girls at a picture “Danae” of Rembrandt
A small city near Novosibirsk. A docotor is examining a girl after an operation on her heart
Residential buildings in cubistic style above the streets of restored Tashkent – the largest Soviet city to the east from the Urals.
In winter Yakutsk builders do not let mortar freeze, they apply electric heating units and salt additives.
Trading centers and a new movie theater in Togliatti.
Children are looking out from the windows of a car at the station of the main Trans-Siberian railway.
A veteran Abram Mordukhovich and an acting colonel Dmitry Boyarkin are having lunch in a compartment of a train going along the main Trans-Siberian railway.
A young girl from Leningrad looking at the candlelight, a kid from Murmansk showing how old he is and a couple from Kiev following the fashion rules of that time.
An employee from a state farm working in the town near Tallinn, stylish students from Erevan, a Latvian woman with a badge Â«Virginia is for loversÂ».
Behind the crossroad in the center of Samarkand are the ruins of Bibi-Khanym mosque.
The city farewell draftees with an orchestra.