Here is a set of old Soviet photos. Private stories in the whole history of the country.
A street photographer, 1920.
fantastic photos for real
Brilliant pictures. Love the extra arm on Stalin!
Trainer Stepan Isaakyan (on the right) on the Black Sea beach, 1967, Yuri Somov.
LOL! I was going to post that, but you beat me to it.
Great post, ER! Great photos.
Earthquake in Spitak is a moving photo.
Great photos, fantastic post, thank you.
a bunka here. excellent stuff
Excellent pictures, indeed. Don’t think I have seen any of them before. Thanks!
GReat photos. The earthquake one is terrible
Is there any more information on the picture of the downed German Bf-109? By the shape of the propeller hub and engine cowling that is a E model they would not have been in front line service in 1944 maybe the date for the picture is wrong?
Also like the picture of Brezhnev smiling in the west they almost always shown him looking stern.Love one of the Soviet officers looking back at the young ladies walking past them shows that people are the same everywhere.
stalin died, then next picture is in color! many (most) people must have breathed sigh of relief and been happy.
Thanks ER. Great post.
GOOD OLD BEAUTIFUL DAYS.
WE NEVER EXPERINCE AGAIN THESE MOMENTS ! ! ! !
Comrade Mayakovsky was such a true, intellectual Socialist he couldn’t survive Stalinism. Comrade Gorky was also destroyed by Stalinism (lied to and isolated).
Reading more and more into the Russian Revolution has made one issue very clear to me: that the process was completely undermined by supreme intolerance of dissent of any kind. Krivitsky on Kronstadt:
From Kronstadt during the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the sailors of the Baltic Fleet had steamed their cruisers to aid the Communists in capturing Petrograd. Their aid had been decisive… They were the first Communists to realize their mistake and the first to try to correct it. When they saw that Communism meant terror and tyranny, they called for the overthrow of the Communist Government and for a time imperiled it. They were bloodily destroyed or sent into Siberian slavery by Communist troops led in person by the Commissar of War, Leon Trotsky, and by Marshal Tukhachevsky, one of whom was later assassinated, the other executed, by the regime they then saved. Krivitsky meant that by the decision to destroy the Kronstadt sailors, and by its cold-blooded action in doing so, Communism had made the choice that changed it from benevolent socialism to malignant fascism.
It was not ALL Stalin’s fault.
Arch, in hindsight we can shake our heads but had you been living then, you would have seen that the Bolsheviks DID have the majority of the people’s support. The Bolsheviks did not slaughter and instill fear in millions in October 1917-1918. The majority of Russians in the North and a significant number in the South supported the Bolsheviks. How did the Reds win? Support from millions of Russians. No revolution or civil war is clean. I would have supported a Bolshevik-Menshevik-SR coalition but that didn’t occur. And no, it was not all Stalin’s fault but it was the STALINISTS’ fault for the dismantling of Soviet Socialism: Stalin, Kaganovich, Molotov, Zdanov, Budyonny, Voroshilov, Malenkov, Yagoda, Khrushchev, etc.
Well, one thing we agree upon on is that we agree to disagree…
Before critzicung any Revoulution, you have to balance the regime that ruled before.
All above photos shows History of Russia.These photos shows old beautiful days.I am a photographer and really love these photographs.Each and every photo tells story of the country….
I love the last picture, I wonder what happened to that guy? Sibir?
more likely he died in poverty and hunger of “new democratic russia”
All these pictures reflect real history of the former USSR, not Russia only. Thanks a lot!
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