5 Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth

Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth

Posted on September 15, 2017 by tim

In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a boy, and coming at school dressed like somebody on these photos would make you a target for sure. However, no matter how high were the risks kids were killing it with their looks.

Normal people called them all simply “punks”.


However there was a whole variety of different Soviet underground counter culture teams.

Some were metal heads, some rappers, bikers etc.

It’s all started appearing in late 1970s.


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5 Responses to “Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth”

  1. Douglas says:


  2. Robe Nordmann says:

    Its so sad seeing what western Garbage culture are doing to other countries people. If they could see them self’s, at least with my eyes, they would see how utterly uncool they look and be embarrassed. People should go for their own culture, not the one spewed out from Hollywood.

    • Douglas says:

      Russia, like many other countries is a conglomeration of many cultures….there is no stopping some form of globalization.

    • Bob says:

      Punk culture was spewed out from Hollywood? Shows that you don’t know what you’re talking about. If people want to embrace any kind of culture let them, let people be themselves.

  3. John McLane says:

    The image with the guy on the turntables is mirrored. Besides, those look like Technics SL-1200MK2, i suppose they are a rarity in the Soviet Union.

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