16 Travel To Everyday Soviet Life

Travel To Everyday Soviet Life

Posted on February 8, 2011 by team


Vladimir Sokolaev has taken a lot of wonderful pictures of Soviet everyday life. Looking at them we can touch the past now.


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16 Responses to “Travel To Everyday Soviet Life”

  1. Mahmoud A. says:

    Photo #8 demonstrates favorite rural Soviet pasttime of “pig molestation.” As you can see from the expression of shock on the pig’s face, the photographer – an expert – took this photo exactly at the moment when the villager grabbed the pig by his . . . you know.

  2. Airborne says:

    Very cool photos. Thanks for posting them.

    I love the photo on page 1 of the woman sitting on the cart and the guy standing on the path looking at her. She looks like she’s thinking, “Screw it. I’m not working anymore until I rest.”

  3. CZenda says:

    Does somebody know which district was using “KE” code as seen on the number plates?

  4. OLUT says:

    Needs moar watermark. Some of the photos are almost visible.

    No, I like the juxtaposition of the picture of the big cat in the cage staring at the man with the water, then the next picture is of people in a cage! LOL.

  5. Steffan says:

    Indeed the photographer is really an expert. There is so much talent for composition and contrast in his prints, to which today’s digital photography cant even come close. Truely amazing!

  6. Musa says:

    The little child hiding from the nurse cracks me up. You cannot lie to kids and dogs. I love old photographs, thanks.

  7. amin says:

    This is true picture of soviet union.

  8. SovMarxist1924 says:

    The drunk lying by the park bench was depressed about Brezhnevism.

  9. Bogdanov says:

    “A day in the life.”

  10. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting. Looks like another world altogether.

  11. Sergei says:

    This is wrong, u always post the worst of USSR an Russia

    • Airborne says:

      I thought most of the photos presented decent “everyday” representations of life and lifestyle. There was only one – the drunk on the sidewalk – that could be seen negatively, but unfortunately almost every city in the world has its share of drunks.

      Besides, that guy, who is probably a good guy and hard worker, may have just learned earlier in the day that his girlfriend ran off and left him for a Moscow Party leader with his own car and a nice dacha in the woods north of town. Give him a break.

  12. Mademoiselle Igla says:

    Very nice photos, thank you. People and kids look so natural and beautiful.

  13. EDo says:

    beautiful pictures, really beautiful, the pictures are so alive… great collection, thanks for sharing

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