7 The USSR of the 1950s

The USSR of the 1950s

Posted on December 19, 2011 by

Back in 1958, American photographer Howard Sochurek went on a voyage from Moscow to Astrakhan. During his trip, he took pictures of everyday life of the people which makes his ‘Volga River Essay’ specially interesting and valuable.


The riverside station.


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7 Responses to “The USSR of the 1950s”

  1. IamI says:

    Amazing quality pics! And interesting photo document of these times.

  2. Daniel says:

    Great photos. I see that women in the Soviet Union were wearing two-piece bathing suits in the 50s. In the U.S. at that time, a two-piece bathing suit was considered quite risque.

  3. (r)evolutionist says:

    The boom years of Soviet socialism. Good health, high standard of living; the best of times in economics, in society, in science, in education during the 20th century.

  4. Fred says:

    Beautiful country. I take it the bell tower was originally on dry land which was later flooded, right?

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