17 Spirit of the Soviet Time

Spirit of the Soviet Time

Posted on July 1, 2012 by team

Many of these photos could be seen in various posts of ER. Here they are collected in one huge post to show the life of the Soviets as it was, the spirit of that time, people’s confidence in the future.


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17 Responses to “Spirit of the Soviet Time”

  1. 山下智久 says:

    english russia belongs to which country?

    • andel says:

      To the rest of world.

      • SSSR says:

        With the censorship on this site what country do you think ER is in?Russia does not put boxes on the human body so this site is not in Russia.Visit ifun.ru and compare that site with this site!

  2. I am I says:

    Some really great shots.

  3. Daniel says:

    Russian women – The greatest thing about the country!

  4. Me says:

    Wow the photo of the boy who put his eye in front of the glass “scratch” is so powerful
    I don’t know why it gave me chills and almost drove me to tears

  5. Kirils Smelokvs says:

    The smiling guy with three Hero of Soviet Union stars is first cosmonaut Jury Gagarin. He is also playing billiards in one photograph here. The guy at the piano with orchestra behind him looks like famous Latvian composer Raimonds Pauls, was very polpular in Russia.

  6. openeyed says:

    A wonderful compilation.

  7. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting pictures from a different world. But where did the picture of Buckwheat and Lenin come from?

  8. (r)evolutionist says:

    “You don’t know how lucky you are boys, back in the U.S.S.R.”- The Beatles

  9. skopeil says:

    love the girl with the 60’s dress and hairdo…

  10. Maesrobert says:

    Great collection of photos. The individual personalities shine through in so many of them. The one of the boys with the models of space rockets is so close in atmosphere to Victor Pelevin’s novel ‘Omon Ra’ that you feel it could be a still from a film adaptation of it.

  11. pirrs says:

    thx.super photos.this time never become ehhhhhh

  12. Kris says:

    Happy days that time of cold war…..

  13. Mare says:


  14. Akskl says:

    Most of these photos is propaganda

  15. Akskl says:

    Most of these photos were published in “The Soviet Photo” magazine, obviously finely sifted through the KGB-controlled Glavlit’s censorship. Without the Glavlit’s permission even tram or bus tickets were not allowed to be printed.

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