44 Vladimir Lenin From A To Z

Vladimir Lenin From A To Z

Below are photographs picturing life of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917 and headed the Soviet
state during its initial years (1917–1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.
6 About Soviet Airships

About Soviet Airships

They had both ups and downs in airship engineering and
these are some historic facts for you to check out.
4 The USSR In Photos

The USSR In Photos

Some interesting pictures of the
USSR to remember how it was.
3 Some Photos From The Past

Some Photos From The Past

Novomoskovsk, 1989. Check out these photographs
taken during the Soviet and post-Soviet time.
9 Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

These are photographs of Moscow found in an album that belonged to Murray
Howe. The photographs reflect the city the way it was in the 60s. Enjoy!
3 Abandoned Criminal Department

Abandoned Criminal Department

"Eradicate spies and subversives! This building used to be a criminal department of Federal Security Service or
something. Today, it is abandoned but it has still preserved its atmosphere of power and law. Check it out.
48 20 Years Since The Fall Of The Soviet Union

20 Years Since The Fall Of The Soviet Union

Twenty years ago, on December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union, declaring the office extinct and dissolving the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a massive communist empire that had existed since 1922. The USSR had been in a long economic stagnation when Gorbachev came to power in 1985. In order to bring about change, he introduced several reforms, including perestroika and glasnost (openness). Glasnost opened the floodgates of protest and many republics made moves toward independence, threatening the continued
existence of the USSR. In August of 1991, a group of Communist Party hardliners frustrated by the separatist movement attempted to stage a coup. They quickly failed due to a massive show of civil resistance -- but the already-faltering government was destabilized even further by the attempt. By December of 1991, 16 Soviet republics had declared their independence, and Gorbachev handed over power to Russian president Boris Yeltsin, ending the USSR. Collected here are photos from those tumultuous months 20 years ago.
3 Rocket Sports Festival In The USSR

Rocket Sports Festival In The USSR

From 1956 till 1991, in the Soviet Union once every four years they held the Sports Festival of the Peoples of the USSR. Looking at these photographs taken by American journalist Stan Wayman in 1963, you understand that although rockets have nothing to
do with sports, that year thay became the highlight of the show! Apparently, Soviet people were so inspired by their successes in space exploration, that they couldn't but remind to the world about it each time it was possible.
3 Museum Of History In Altai

Museum Of History In Altai

Founded in 1823, it is one of the oldest museums in Siberia. For a long time, it was
open for the selected few but now its doors are open for everyone. Let's go!
7 The USSR of the 1950s

The USSR of the 1950s

Back in 1958, American photographer Howard Sochurek went on a voyage from Moscow to Astrakhan. During his trip, he took
pictures of everyday life of the people which makes his 'Volga River Essay' specially interesting and valuable.

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