Last week we showed you a nice set of pictures of the Russian capital before the revolution. Today it is turn of color photographs of old capital. The previous photo collection can be found here.
This is traffic police.
Yep, that’s a young hipster all right. Burgundy jeans were a common sight here too for hipsters in the ’60s.
Frumoasa Rusia!Acum…ce este acum?
The good old days
What years are these pictures from? The Ladas were produced in the 70′s and 80′s Most popular cars in the Eastern Block, they were designed and licensed by Fiat
Actually, Lada Zhigulis (2107) were produced until the last year or two. I think they were last produced at a Suzuki factory in Egypt.
For what it’s worth, the 3 millionth and 4 millionth cars appear to be Moskvitchs, not Ladas.
I am completely confused by the last photo.
Are they pining for the soviet era? Sad because a free people with so much potential was crushed under communism?
Perhaps unhappy at an overabundance of planks and nails?
Last foto was made in 7 Nov 1991, Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. It is democratic meeting against communism. Month later USSR was collapsed.
I’m not sure what a “free people” is. Free from oppression by both government and corporations? Free from subjugation by need for food/jobs/health care?
In the first photo the policemen are using a radar? In the soviet union the police has radar?
Sure they did, in 80s they have been quite widely used. Why does it look strange to you ?
The time when Russia is still under control compared today guess I
I’m the owner of one Moskwich 408 “born” in 1965.Still working good after many many years!!Nice car!!!
Pity dates of photos are not clear. To me some photos look like they are from the very beginning of 80s (or even end of 70s) and some definitely belong to end of 80s or even beginning of 90s.
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