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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.

Embarkment.

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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