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18 Russian People And Progress, 1960s

Russian People And Progress, 1960s

Posted on November 14, 2012 by team


“Russian People and Progress” is a collection of shots of “Life” magazine about life and work of Soviet people in 1960s. The collection consists of 687 photographs, some of them are inside this post.

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18 Responses to “Russian People And Progress, 1960s”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    The ultimate peak of Soviet Socialism before the stagnation of Brezhnevism (neo-Stalinism). The greatest good for the greatest number. Nothing’s perfect (but this was close). Yes, there were problems but it’s still better than capitalism. Had Kosygin and the reformers won out, it would have continued as a model socialist society. Brezhnev with his neo-Stalinist paranoia, militarism, imperialism, corruption, cronyism and cult of personality is directly responsible for the decline and ultimate fall of Soviet Russia. The Soviet Union and the U.S. in the late 50s-late60s were CONVERGING (the theory of convergence). The rise of conservatism in the U.S. and neo-Stalinism in the U.S.S.R., in which both advocated militarism, imperialism, paranoia, tradition, nationalism/patriotism, inequality, and secrecy- doomed both systems to economic stagnation, greater inequality amongst their citizens, higher crime rates, greed, and citizen malaise. (Welcome to the “Age of Uncertainty” (JKG)…)

  2. Dev says:

    The USA is now the most corrupt nation on earth. No other nation even comes close. But it is odd in a way. The corruption at the bottom is rare. The corruption at the top is 100%.

    • ho fo sho says:

      Yeah, right….

      This may be your opinion, but try to back it up with facts.

      • America says:

        Don’t be foolish. Facts have no place in American political discourse. If you have the time and money to repeat your doctrine enough times it must be true.

    • Fred Johnson says:

      The liberals in the country, want to emulate the old USSR so bad. THAT is the problem.

      • America says:

        Com’on. With legislation like the Patriot Act, SOPA, DMCA, stripping of all regulations to insure responsible and fair financial and business practices, loopholes for the wealthy and corporations galore etc. that are constantly being foisted on us, Repubs whining about Dems being communists is the pot calling the kettle black. Both of them have sold us out to their corporate interests. The US has become a corporate fascist surveillance society ruled by and for the wealthiest Americans. And it sucks. The days when anyone had a chance to succeed in America is quickly coming to an end. The deck is so stacked against your average American the dream is just that, a dream, one that has no chance in reality Ironically we might be better of if they did want to turn it into the USSR…where we are headed is worse.

      • Steve says:

        Sheer, pure nonsense.

    • Steve says:

      By some measures, that is true, but your statement is too general. Corrupt in what ways? In ways that Russia is not?

    • alex says:

      I can agree with this. It is sad.

  3. Fred Johnson says:

    Yeah, those good old bread lines, perfection.

    • kirill1980 says:

      No one in the US is advocating state run business or a top down command economic structure; please read a book. The economic structures of the United States versus the USSR are inherently different. Yes it is true that the US government invests in new enterprises that have yet to take a hold as far as legacy industries are concerned in order to foster development in areas that are not currently economically viable under the status-quo. The interest therein is to foster development in new industries, industries of the future. No one will nationalize bread production. Get your head out of the sand. Thank you and good night.

      • America says:

        They may not nationalize bread production, but in their insatiable greeed and entitlement mentality they might just strip away financial / business regulations to the point that we all end up standing in food stamp lines. Well all but a few wealthy American oligarchs who looted the country and caused the collapse of the economy in the first place.

  4. NT says:

    The guy in the last picture is riding with one hand, while picking his nose and the woman passenger doesn’t wear a helmet. Safety first, LOL

    • America says:

      You can still see the same sort of thing in Florida today. The safety nannies haven’t totally taken away our right to do totally stupid things yet, like not wearing a helmet. But they can pull you over and write you a ticket for not wearing a seat belt in your car. Of course when the safety nannies pressed for the law they claimed it would only be a “secondary offense”, that the cops would not be able to pull you over for that alone, but have to stop you for something else and if you weren’t wearing your belt you could get a ticket for that too. Of course the same lying SOBs went right back to lobbying for it to be a “primary offense” the next year, and every year thereafter until they succeeded. Never give an inch to these SOBs no matter how reasonable their proposals sound. They will always come back wanting more, and more, and more…

  5. stolichnaya says:

    Great photos! Interesting moments of an extinct way-of-life.

  6. Jules says:

    Does anyone know the issue of Life these came out of?????

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