6 Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go

Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go

Posted on May 19, 2017 by tim


Artek was a summer camp spending time where every Soviet kid dreamt of. Seriously. What was so attractive about this place? Let's see.

First of all the location. It was located in Southern coast of Crimea - probably on of the warmest Black Sea locations in USSR. With majority kids living much farther North it was a really paradise spot to dream about thru long winters nights.


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6 Responses to “Legendary Soviet ARTEK Summer Camp: Place Where Every Soviet Kid Just Wanted to Go”

  1. Wabbit says:

    Nostalgia…

  2. Timothy Erickson says:

    Read Kirsten Koza’s “Lost in Moscow: A Brat in the USSR” for a truly hilarious description of a summer spent at ARTEK by a Canadian eleven-year-old.

  3. Rob Nordmann says:

    I really think those camps should start up again, so great for the kids, so great for the moral and for the nation.

  4. Erik says:

    I talked about this legendary camp with my Estonian teacher a few years ago. She was among the lucky ones to get to go there, and went with really high expectations. But she was very dissapointed. The dorms were infected with lice and bedbugs. There was rampant theft between the kids, and bad food.
    Of course the impression can vary alot depending on the childs background. Living standard in ESSR was alot higher than in many other republics.

  5. ivan19th says:

    Did you ask Estonian about Soviet times or Russia? Haha! They hate everything related with it.

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