One American specialist was on a business trip in the USSR in 1930 and took these photos. Some of them were taken in Moscow, some - in Kazan, Tatarstan, though we cannot be sure about the rest.
Soviet people are looking at the foreign photographer near the shop of alcoholic beverages.
This city N was full of barbersops and funeral houses so it seemed the only things people did there were cutting their hair and burying relatives.
It was the funeral house where coffins were sold.