1 Ultimate vacation: the Soviet Instagram

Ultimate vacation: the Soviet Instagram

The "Instagram Generation" may not be aware that the format of square photos was not born with the advent of social networks. Cameras taking 6x6 and
6x7 pictures, such as "Lubitel", "Kiev 88", "Salut", "Moskva", were very popular in the Soviet times, and owners took them for holidays.
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0 Postcards of Leningrad of the 80s

Postcards of Leningrad of the 80s

Views of Leningrad in the 1980s on the Soviet photo greeting cards. Luckily, all of them have
captions in English on their backward side. Also can be clicked to see it full size.
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2 Neon of the Soviet country

Neon of the Soviet country

Soviet Russia also had neon signs, though not many as the West did. Let's see
a few photos of Soviet Russia with its ads glowing at night.  
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1 Novgorod the Great: As seen from the Drone

Novgorod the Great: As seen from the Drone

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1 Elite Foods of the USSR

Elite Foods of the USSR

Some delicious Soviet treats from this vintage catalogue that was only available
for Soviet elites and foreigners. Take a look, some sections are translated.
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0 45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

A collection of very atmospheric photos of Imperial Russia. Must see set! Most photos are with caption, like the one above is: A
starving year in Nizhny Novgorod Governorate 1891-1892 People canteen in village Pralevka of Lukoyanovsky County. 1891-1892.
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1 Radioactive legacy of the Soviet Union in the ruins of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

Radioactive legacy of the Soviet Union in the ruins of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

The nuclear program of the Soviet Union began shortly after the end of World War II. Tests were carried out in many remote areas, for example on Novaya
Zemlya archipelago, in the Urals and in the steppes of the North-Eastern Kazakhstan. Unfortunately, people continued to live in some of those places.
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0 Lost battery and Gelendzhik catacombs

Lost battery and Gelendzhik catacombs

This is the place of installation of one of the guns of a three-gun battery No. 714 of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet. Few people know about it, all paths to this place have overgrown with thorns. Unlike Zubkov battery, this battery is not so heroic. The
battery accepted its first fight on 23 August 1942. Captain Mikhail Petrovich Chelak was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for courage, 10 battery fighters received orders and medals for courage and bravery during the battles for Novorossiysk
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1 The Soviet Union as viewed by a Frenchman (1956-75)

The Soviet Union as viewed by a Frenchman (1956-75)

Photos of Jacques Dupaquier, a French scientist, historian, academician of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, demographer, and at the same time a Marxist and a French Communist Party member who traveled to the Soviet Union several times: in 1956, 1964 and 1975.
"Even in the time of Gorbachev we did not have such freedom in the USSR as in 1956," recalled Dupaquier in the interview, "There was no police control of our delegation, so I separated away from the group and wandered through the streets all alone for hours."
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6 Soviet food advertising

Soviet food advertising

  I suggest you to move to the times when advertising was not as tricky and annoying as it is today – the times when there was no such thing as a "target audience" and the key message
was worded simply and clearly: "Demand it everywhere!" Find below the exhibits of the Jurassic period marketing from the Rybinsk Museum of Soviet food advertising...
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