2 Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara

Posted on September 17, 2015 by tim


Some vintage photos of the Samara region by Semyon Friedland, one of the renowned photographers of the 1950’s and1960’s – the era of Soviet renaissance, the country was developing at an extremely high pace,  building hundreds of new towns and cities, factories and plants, making breakthroughs in science and space exploration. A huge Volga Samara hydro power plant was also built here at that time and here we can see its construction in gorgeous ultra wide screen resolution! What a time! Now the Samara region in a viewfinder and let’s see a bit of history from there.

First of all, all the photos are extremely widescreen, so don’t be shy to click on them to see the fullscreen image!

People working on bringing water to Soviet farms.

An oil industry worker at his job.

A man is checking the oil level in the freshly drilled well.

A big hydro electric power plant is being built!

Another power plant in 1952. A lot of them were built at that time.

25 ton heavy trucks helping to construct the power plants.

A leading construction worker at home with his family.

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At that time they were pumping oil from this area across the Volga river basin.

The newly built Zhigulevsk city. It lent its name to one of the first Ladas, which was also produced in this region.

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2 Responses to “Construction of the Great Volga Hydro Power Plant and Vintage Photos of Samara”

  1. bandiras2 says:

    Thank you for the beautiful photos!

  2. starosta.fabio@gmail.com says:

    old and inspiring times

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