These are photos of Leningrad taken from photo albums of foreign tourists who visited the city from the late 70s up to 1991. Some of them you might see on our website, here they are randomly collected in one post.
Rush hour in Leningrad.
Taking a break from work.
Is this Strategy-31? (A series of civic protests in support of the right to peaceful assembly in Russia.)
‘Photography’ photo shop on Vladimirsky Avenue.
Nevsky Avenue and the Admiralty building.
TheÂ Triumphal Arch on Moskovsky Avenue.
Sadovaya Street, 1988.
A tram, 1985.
A fire department.
A bus, 1988.
The 25th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
It was very interesting for tourists to study everyday life of citizens of Leningrad.
People at that time were kind-hearted and sort of naive.
‘The Most Charming’ in Molodezhny Movie Theater.
Foreigners like taking pictures of lines.
A line to a liquor store.
In 1991, shelves were empty even in Leningrad.
A farmer’s market.
People are still happy.
It was some kind of an attraction to weigh oneself on the street.
Russians drink a lot. This may be vodka.