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.
The Almaty Television Tower was built between 1975 to 1983. It is one of the most seismically stable and tallest buildings in the world. It is the second tallest building in Kazakhstan and 32nd in the world. The
tower is located on the slopes of the Kok-Tube at a height of 372m above sea level. To date the tower is closed to tourist. Here is an exclusive view of the tower both from the outside and from within.