3 Soviet Photography 1917-1940

Soviet Photography 1917-1940

Posted on July 23, 2013 by team


A set of interesting pictures of the early Soviet times.

Red Army patrol in Petrograd, 1917.

Checking documents at the entrance to Smolniy, November, 1917.

Young guard of Petrograd, 1919.

Graduates of the courses for Red Army commanding officers, Petrograd, 1919.

Red Army men, 1920s.

Moscow, Sukharevskiy market, 1920s.

Moscow, Borodino bridge, 1920s.

Moscow, Pushkin Square, 1920s.

Dinner in the commune, 1920s.

Washing in the Mosow river, 1920s.

Soviet Bolshevik leader M. Kalinin with villagers in the house of his mother, 1920.

Famous Soviet military leaders over the map of the south front. 1920.

Meeting of the Red International Union, 1924.

Agitation vehicle of one factory at the october demostration, Leningrad 1924.

At the reception of the all-Union Bolshevik headman M. Kalinin, 1924.

Orphan home, 1925.

Shoe-repair shop, 1925.

Tea drinking, 1926.

Soviet tractors, 1925.

Yard, 1927.

Meeting of women-workers in the Kremlin, 1927.

N. Krupskaya with women-workers, 1928.

Meeting of working and village reporters, 1928.

Kara Kum melody, 1928.

To Moscow for work, 1928.

Red Army song, 1928.

Schoolchildren of Turkmenia, 1928.

Beginning of collectivization, 1929.

Bread for the state, 1928.

“We gonna live better!”, 1929.

Tram stop, 1930s.

Moscow, 1930s.

Monument to F. Lassalle in Leningrad, 1930.

Street photographer, 1930s.

In the kolkhoz nursery, 1930s.

Pilot Lyapidevsky, 1930s.

Food for the country, 1930.

Young communist at the wheel. Pulp and Paper Mill. Balahna. 1931.

Kuzbass miner, 1932.

Student, 1932.

Removal of the tsarist coat of arms. 1935.

“Give way to the woman!”, 1935.

Happy motherhood, 1935.

Demostration, 1935.

Quality inspector, 1935.

GUM department store in Moscow, 1935.

Kiev station in Moscow, 1936.

Female trick rider in Kirgizia. 1936.

Kolkhoz wedding, 1938.

Moscow is meeting M. Gromov, the Soviet pilot.

General Zhukov at the Halkin-Gol. 1939.

Morning in Moscow, 1940.

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3 Responses to “Soviet Photography 1917-1940”

  1. oldeafcoot says:

    Ah, back in the day when Communism was fun! Or at least different. Back before the show trials, the purges, the Gulag. Back before it became a spirit-crushing oppression run by incompetent boot lickers.

  2. Marco gabriel says:

    Eu sou do Brasil, curto muito o seu site. Todo os dias eu venho aqui e vejo as novidade que voce apresenta. Gostaria de deixar uma critica construtiva: A quebra de paginas que foi inserida no final dos topicos nao ficou boa. Mas mesmo assim seu site esta de parabens.

  3. marian says:

    the most beautiful picture is the one of Kirgizian women riding a horse – poor beauty, can you see the mountains behind? and this joy….
    the rest of the photos show how poor was the standard of living comparing to nowadays…at least in Europe…

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