13 Faces of Soviet Weddings

Faces of Soviet Weddings

Posted on January 30, 2013 by team

What was a Soviet wedding like? How much was it different from what we see today and from what contemporary couples arrange on such an occasion? The first we notice are faces of people. Just look at them.


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13 Responses to “Faces of Soviet Weddings”

  1. randomBoy says:

    Lady with blue dress in first picture looks like my grandmother. I am not joking :)

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    The above pics represent the Stalinist retreat to conservatism and tradition from the progressive 1920s which (unofficially) advocated free love and/or communal lifestyles (as per Marxist/anarchist/socialist theory).

    • Anatole says:

      I hadn’t thought of that, but you’re right, (r)evolutionist. One of the things that anti-Communists berated the Soviets for was free love – apparently the agitprop trains weren’t just for showing movies :-)

      When the USSR failed to establish socialism, it failed to revolutionize the family and the status of women. The return to traditional, patriarchal norms was the result.

      Good point! I like your contributions on this blog!

  3. telorax says:

    I’ve seen more fun at a funeral.

  4. YJ says:

    No duck lips on those faces.

  5. skopeil says:

    Putin’s wedding photo also a bit same like these…

  6. MedLey says:

    I saw sylvester stalone is 6-th picture, in rigth side :D

  7. Maesrobert says:

    Hey c’mon, they look like thry’re having fun… mostly anyway. A charming evocation of a bygone era which they, at least, had survived.

  8. Maddcowe says:

    Wtf is up with those three freaks in #6??? What happened to their faces?

  9. Dmitri says:

    I have the same one of my parents))

  10. critter says:

    Must have been very memorable to have part of your wedding celebration at an oil field.

  11. Jim Beam says:

    Is it Leonardo DiCaprio on last photo?

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