2 Photos of the Foreigner Traveling Thru Trans Siberia Railway in 1965

Photos of the Foreigner Traveling Thru Trans Siberia Railway in 1965

Posted on November 4, 2018 by tim


A German tourist, also a photographer has came to Soviet Union in year 1965 as a traveler. He at first stayed in Moscow and then decided to take a most long road across the Russia – the Trans Siberia railroad from Moscow city to Vladivostok (on Pacific Ocean shore near Japan). These are a few of his photographs:

“Moscow – Vladivostok”. Near his train car.

The train locomotive

Train conductor

Inside of his train car room

There are four beds – two above two below. Women and men not related to each other were often traveling together there were no limits on that

A restaurant train waiter

Inside a restaurant car

Prices for the food in the restaurant car – also in English. The prices are in roubles – at the moment official exchange rate was around one ruble to one dollar so you can get an idea. Pork cutlets – $1.21, Ukrainian Borsch 29 cents, shashlik $1.12 etc

People having a meal

People on the train station

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2 Responses to “Photos of the Foreigner Traveling Thru Trans Siberia Railway in 1965”

  1. kwhunter says:

    Very different from the all wealthy, well dressed and well kept westerners… eh?

  2. Douglas says:

    In the Soviet era, products that women like were pegged at a very low priority if at all. Lipstick and makeup were in short supply and most of it was imported, to be sold in special shops.

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