As promised today comes the next part of Soviet posters. Some people ask to be more exact about the dating of each poster, but it's almost impossible, they come from personal collections and go without a date. Soviet army participated in the Afghanistan war in 80s, and
Soviet propaganda points here on the source of funding for those who oposed Soviet army in Afghanistan. I think that was not far away from truth, remember that Rambo the Last movie, or it has been said that Osama was the main heroe of Afghani war.
This is Russian Federal highway Moscow city - Yakutsk City, named "Lena", nowadays. The road doesn't have asfalt surface, though it is a Federal, vital highway. Everytime it rains the road gets paralized, these shots are made a few days before the traffic jam for 600 cars got stuck there. Hunger and lack of the fuel followed, according to the witnesses. One woman gave a born to a child right in the
public bus she was riding. Construction team afraids to appear on site because during their previous visit it was beaten by people who stuck in the jam for a few days. People breaking the locks on the trucks, in a search of food and warm cloths. Fuel, food, firearms and steel tow-line are the things that are needed most these days on this Federal highway.
This is a photo session from a miner’s village in Russia. These photos are made nowadays though when watching them it might seem that they are made in the previous century. A few days ago in Russian newspapers there was an article that 25% of Russian families sometimes experience lack of the money to
buy simple bread, and I suppose that more than 40% of families live in the similar conditions, especially in countryside, and the same time in major cities there is a class of very rich people, buying Ferraris and soccer players for their teams worth of tens millions dollars.
These photos are made by netwinds.ru activists in the place where are a lot of Soviet cars ending their days. Most of this cars are very rare nowadays on Russian streets and were a subject to a great desire to a few generations of Soviet people, almost
deprived of the right to have a car. Now they stay there as a silent monument in far away countryside to the Soviet era and it’s style of life. Maybe on some of these cars Stalin or Brezhnev drove across the streets of Moscow.
These are photos from a photo contest where people mailed in their Soviet photos from the family albums. Year 1924, here is collectivization depicted, an event in the begining of the Soviet state when all peasants and farmers were
deprived of their private property and were forced to participate in the organized by state collective ventures, where all the property belonged to the state people worked there and didn't get a share, just a salary.