1 Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Posted on September 6, 2015 by tim


In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of “Perestroika” and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!

A villager’s wedding.

Girl selling something at a marketplace. What is this?

Donetsk. Coal miners.

 A factory in Donetsk.

Synagogue in Chernovtsy. 

Farm in Donetsk to produce food for the city.

Orthodox priests bless foods for the Easter holiday in Odessa.

Yalta city, Lenin’s portrait in a children’s chess club.

Lviv, view on the Russkaia street.

Donetsk. A coal miner gets his lungs checked.

Newly weds in Kiev.

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One Response to “Soviet Ukraine in 1988”

  1. charles.talmadge@rochester.edu says:

    A better time….

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