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.
A girl from Altai.
Teletskoye lake. The Biya river flows out of it.
This man, Nikolay Smirnov, was living for almost half a century at the remote farm at Teletskoye lake and raised eighteen children.
Hedge of sunflowers helps to retain snow in Barnaul.
Harvesting in Gorno-Altaisk.
Rider in slippers near the Katun river.
Young couple is enjoying the sun.
The veteran from Altai with a hat from wildcat on his head.
Barometer on a reindeer farm in Shebalino (Altai). A willow branch loses its elacticity and falls down at high humidity.
Welder at work.
A lesson of physical education in Tyumen.
Engraver at work, Tobolsk.
Souvenir is made from a whale tooth.
Old house in Tobolsk.
The ship on the Irtysh river not far from Khanty-Mansiysk. At that time such ships were already rare.
Young family is approaching Khanty-Mansiysk.
Snowmobile in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Khanty-Mansiysk – kids are playing outside at -40C.
Fish soup cooking.
The woman is waiting for a store to open at -40C.
The worker does not care much about the cold.
At the mausoleum of Lenin.
Faceted Palace in Moscow.
Armoury Chamber in Moscow.
Soviet poet Robert Rozhdestvensky in his apartment.
Beach in Serebryanny Bor.
At the Moscow State University.
In the center if Moscow.
People are celebrating the first of May in the restaurant.
Moscow is the city of contrasts.