9 Russia Sixty Years Ago

Russia Sixty Years Ago

Posted on June 30, 2014 by tim


Semyon Fridlan was a Russian photographer that worked at the state owned magazine, OGONYOK. He was a photographer who had the chance to travel to numerous Russian places and document in color life at the time. His topics of interest were out of different spheres - he took photos of people, of the cities, of plants and nature, art pieces and trains - virtually everything he could find an inspiration in.

They said at the time that his photos were lost but then at some point in time the American (!) researchers found his photos on Agfacolor film, they scanned them and published them. Thanks to this work we can get a glimpse of a country sixty years ago.

Here we go:


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Vladivostok city.

Arkhangelsk city.

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9 Responses to “Russia Sixty Years Ago”

  1. Erik Johnson says:

    What a gift you share with us .
    Thank you .

  2. Tutan Camon says:

    Very clean and very nice on streets!!!Today is a mess…..

  3. Roman says:

    Exceptional quality! The lighting and clarity is better than many “photographers” achieve today by using Photoshop to enhance their pictures.

  4. true says:

    AGAIN AND AGAIN….PUTINS OWEND MEDIA IS TRYING TO GLORIFY SOVIET RULE.PEOPLE ITS NOT A TRUE.THESE PHOTOS ITS JUST A SOVIET PROPAGANDA OF THOSE DAYS… REALITY IS DIFERENT.. ANGRY DRUNK BRAINLESS PEOPLE.. THEY USE TO TAKE A BATH ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK.THEY USE TO HAVE SEPARATE TOWEL FOR A FEET.IT USE TO BE THEIR DAILY ROUTINE.. WASH THEIR FEET AT THE END OF THE DAY…LOL IT AINT MATTER THAT THEIR BODY WAS STINKING.

  5. Anatole says:

    His color use and spatial understanding are excellent, they remind me of classical paintings. But they also seem lifeless. There’s no movement in the people or their activities. That’s not his fault necessarily – clearly his art was circumscribed by the authorities in the age of High Stalinism.

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