The Navy Day is one of the most favorite holidays for citizens of Sevastopol who consider the city to be Russian. And as Sevastopol is also home to the Russian Black Sea fleet, celebrations of the Russian Navy Day are extremely loved here.
People hurry up to take a place on the observation grounds from 6 AM to see grounding of sea-launched assault, their fighting for positions, demonstration of ships, show of divers, etc. Let's see what was happening on the coast.
In 1959 French models and clothes of Fashion House Christian Dior arrived in Moscow for a fashion week. Soviet people of those times who had just survived the most awful war in history could never forget the beautiful ladies and their dresses. The French guests took some photographs that were even published in LIFE magazine. Soviet people were simply shocked by what they saw. It was written on their faces that were luckily photographed by Howard Sochurek. Besides,
everything French has been in the fashion for many centuries in Russia: the French language, French novels, French fashion itself... Soviet women were charmed by French stylish beauties. They wanted to resemble these French, try one their furs and dresses... Inside the post you can look through the instructions that were given to the French citizens before their arrival to the USSR by officials of the French embassy in Moscow.