Here are some pictures of a common wedding taken place in Moscow in 1971.
Nice doll is tied to the car.
A real colonel, clean-shaven, waiting for his future wife.
Pix # 6, they’re signing a pledge they give their first- born male child to the Army.
did they died?
F. Bunker singt den Hochzeitsmarsch.
They look so much alike they could be brother and sister
What was this!? A shotgun wedding? Pre-arranged by the Kremlin or something? A wedding for the party but not for the people’s sake?
The only way to tell it wasn’t a funeral was by the way she was dressed.
George, you cynical, ignorant fool; weddings in Soviet Russia had civil ceremonies, Christianity was persecuted.
Although these people were poorer than those in the west they still lived much better than the vast majority of the world.
40 years ago…
Wonder what they’ve become.
Reminds me of my parents wedding, yes the wedding ceremonies were like that in CCCP times…
Is it possible that they were happy but nervous because of some one taking pictures.I mean that back then maybe cameras were somewhat forbidden?
She’s pregnant and he’s not so happy, it happens unfortunately.
I just hope they had an Octobering for their child and named it “Elektrifikatsiya” or “Iskra” or “Industriya” or “Traktorina.”
Wow you are running out of new material.
They’re doing the best they could….sweet photos and lots of memories.
He is a KGB colonel. Obviously.
KGB colonels never smiles, it was prohibited .D
KGB colonel? He probably had her first husband sent to a gulag so he could get to her. She only married him so her first husband wouldn’t be hanged
Her first husband? Look at her – she is only 14.
Anyway, changing old husband for the new colonel is a good deal. Look – she smiles. Ah, women are all the same.
“So did you get laid last night?”
“Hell no, we studied Marx and listened to Lenin´s speech on the radio.”
I wonder what´s going on with that handsome couple these days.
Have I ever mentioned that englishrussia.com is my favorite website?
this site is gittin weird again!
so did they put a lock on a railing somewhere?
There’s plenty of smiles in those pictures. Blog owner is trying too hard to make stories, where none exist.
I counted 98 faces and 6 half smiles, so 94% were not smiling. Maybe it was customary to appear more formal in wedding photos at that time?
It is normal for Russians to not smile in public or in pictures.But sometimes they do break the rule!
Russians don’t smile often. Plus there are no unhappy faces in photos.
Wow, forty years ago. On a human note, I hope everything turned out OK for them. Although if he really was a colonel (looks too young, surely?), I don’t much thank him for threatening us in Europe with annihilation for so many years.
maybe in these photo they’re not smiling
but we don’t know in the FIRST NIGHT….
Is that “Soviet Champagne” they’re toasting with in pictures #13 and #14?
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