These are color photos of Moscow back from 1967 scanned by Valkorn.
A pretty collection! Good selection of neighborhoods, too.
I want back in USSR.
I want to be the wife of Stalin! Stalin is such a hot hairy caucasian guy!
Please provide URL of the webcam.
Ok, my hairy Master!
Fascinating. The park looks beautiful. Is the place with the crosswalks a university campus?
you seem to have a university campus fetish 🙂
I think that’s the second time you’ve asked. There are parks here in Europe, and they’re usually full of people.
Some of these photos just look like college campuses.
Plus I see all the cuties from Texas Christian University every day.
What is the 1/2 Faberge egg looking building?
Quit answering for me Bullwinkle.
Thanks Dmitry! I should have known that. Is this on a university campus?
is in public location, but I think it’s currently under reconstruction
is in public place, but I think it’s currently under reconstruction
Pic #10? I’m wondering that myself. If i remember correctly, it’s located between Kremlin and New Arbat street.
Yes, exactly where is now Arbat Metro.
The trams have the same color scheme as the ones in prague..
They are the same!
1967: obviously a good year for sunny, perfect weather in Moscow.
Those pictures look like postcards that were sold in russia detaliling different russian cities.
Doesnt matter still beautiful to look at. And remember.
Great photos. It would be great to visit Moscow back then. No traffic, no corrupt cops, no MacDonalds and other western junk food;)
I dream of no McDonalds.
Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut?
There is only one Subway takeaway in Moscow. Damn, why?
right, there were plenty of corrupt cops, plenty of traffic on the public transportation system, and it sure is a shame that you can get meat every day of the week now. grand.
On the other hand, the piece of mind at the time could very well be worth trading for…
Moscow is beautifull and dripping with awsome history
keep it shiney
Back when the Russian voice actually mattered.
NO TRAFFIC ANYWHERE!!!!!
Maybe the traffic was edited out to create nicer pictures? You know, take two or more pictures of the same place, take scissors, cut out all the undesirable stuff, cars, drunkards, etc., glue pretty parts together and create a beautiful image. 😉
Also, Russians used to make broader roads than Americans or Europeans so that it would be easier for army vehicles to use them. Same amount of cars on a bigger area -> looks like less traffic (though it won’t explain a complete lack of traffic).
And no street advertisement! I love old photos like these cause the have a purity which is lost under modern buildings ,traffic and street advertisement. Maybe only the moscow subway still holds a part of it
What is the story behind the ferris wheel? I think my parents told me something about it when I was a kid.
It is a round thing that carries people in a circular route.
That is a ferris wheel.
Yes, it is in picture 14. Why is it there? Was it part of the world’s fair? I can’t remember.
It is a round thing that carries people in a circular route for no particular reason.
Absolutely gorgeous. Love em.
It looks flat like Dallas
yea looks like the US… you’re still communist today though.
i apologize, i meant socialist, my bad
Why you consider Ukrainiasn living in Ukraine a “underclass”?
Russian liberators from Estonia!
Shame on you to mock our brave Night Watch sentries.
They simply came to honor soldiers in their own special way.
Man, that is great! I like the Russian Bart Simpson. He looks evil, dangerious and only has two teeth!
I’ve been to Odessa in 2005! I liked that very much! (Beside the disgusting bugs on the street, crawling everywhere..never seen so many..).
I even had a girlfriend from Odesa…beautiful Ira..
Are you from Odessa???
My father way born there. He has some photogaphs of Odessa 50 years ago, – beautiful!!
I also have been there a few times 🙂
The comments on this site are much more entertaining than the actual content itself…:) Are you guys russians?
Hey! I’m a Texan!
I visited Russia this past summer. My sister lives and works in Moscow at the U.S. Embassy.
I have tons and tons of pictures. Russia is probably the strangest and most interesting place I’ve ever been to!
I’ll post links to my pictures later.
I can testify that Moscow was in deterioration long before she was open to western influence. From end of 70s and all through 80s all was decay.
Look at the roads. Pretty bad.
Moscow was very very beautiful, still.
i found waldo in every picture.
It makes me feel it was good to live there at that time – of course the only way to live well in S.U. was being on the government.
For the traffic, it’s nice to say that it was not so easy to get a particular car, I am right?
Someone should take pictures of the same places from the same persepctives today to compare.
I was just in Moscow and discovered some of the same nostalgic spirit these photos riff on thanks to a story by Vladimir Sorokin called “The Eros of Moscow.” He describes Moscow’s seven “erogenous zones” and includes a task to complete at each.
We tried the tasks and now I’m translating the story into English.
I arrived in Moscow in 1967 to join the University UDN (now RUDN). These pictures touched my heart, I remembered the most beutifull times I spent in Moscow.
Asian women are cute and good mannered. they are very caring too.”-~
asian women are petite and most of them are mild mannered compared to western women.~.
Thanks for sharing. Interesting article.
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