American tourists coming to the USSR were often more interested not in places of interest but in Soviet people. That’s why Soviet everyday life was often imprinted on their films.
These photos were taken by one American tourist who travelled to the USSR in 1989.
It reads “Caution! 1 m oversteering!”
It reads: “Decisions of the XXVII Congress of the SPSU will be complied with.”
Rings, brooches and other accessories are sold.
Welcome to the fair!
The food from the joint Soviet-Finnish company is sold.
People are in the fish department.
Men’s knitwear is sold.
People stand at the grocery store.
It reads: “Moscow citizens and guests of the city! Read publications of the socialist countries!”
One could get a one minute photo.
As if the photos were taken in some other life and other country…