So popular National Geographic used to write much about Russia / Soviet Union as well. Here is a nice selection of Soviet images from National Geographic magazines dated 1976-78.
Railway station in Novosibirsk. A new twenty four storey hotel is being built nearby. It used to be the most famous building of the city in the 70s.
Waiting room at the station.
The room at the station for mothers with kids.
Yak-40 in the Novosibirsk airport of Tolmachevo.
A girl in the pioneer camp.
"Swan Lake" performance being shown at the Theater of Opera and Ballet.
Bridegrooms. The second one looked confused because he had forgotten some document but finally was allowed to marry without it.
At the Ob Sea.
Academician A.P.Okladnikov (to the right) is busy with reconstruction of a Neanderthal skull that belonged to the man living in Uzbekistan 40 000 years ago.
Examining a drosophila.
This is a river port in Novosibirsk.
The family lives all the summer in the Novosibirsk river port.
Cold city Gorno-Altaisk.