It's hard to speak about fashion in Soviet Union. The production of clothes, as any other production, was in the hands of the State. So there simply was no choice left what to buy. All stylish clothes from the Western world countries, as any other foreign goods, were forbidden. People wearing such clothes were called "stilyaga" ("dandy" with very negative connotation). Even more, such life style was pursuing by the legendary KGB department (State Security Committee). So looking too fashionable was forbidden and even
dangerous. As for women, they could not look too attractive also. It was forbidden. Otherwise they would get some problems with entry into Komsomol (Young Commuinist League) and, as a result, problems with getting job. In the USSR every person should be the member of that political organization. Of course, within these strict moral borders, there was a fashion in Soviet Union. Or it could be called "the Soviet style". Here are some art works and public posters of that time.
One of the most enchanting fountains of Moscow has opened this summer in Tsaritsino park. People from the whole city come to see unforgettable show - streams of different colors and shapes dance according great number of various musical compositions. The fountain is called in
honour of former Russian empress Ekaterina the Second. Though actually it is the king of Moscow fountains and probably it can measure his strength with the famous fountains of St. Petersburg, like "Sampson kills the lion". Anyway, it looks magnificent.
Maksim Dmitriev was born in 1858 in Tambov province. At the age of 15 he became an apprentice of the famous photographer of that time - M.P. Nastiukov, where he obtained basic knowledge about the art of photography. He became famous at the beginning of the 90-s of the XIX century after representation of the exposition called "Bad harvest in Nizhny Novgorod region", where he showed ruined
villages and sick and starving peasants. With this exposition he became the founder of the photo report genre in Russia. Rural dining house on the picture above. 1891-1892. See also: Color Post Cards of Russian Empire 100 Years Ago Russian People 100 Years Ago in Color Russia 100 Years War on Terror? Color Photos of Russian Churches 100 Years Ago and Today