Leisure Time of Soviet People

Leisure Time of Soviet People

Let us remember today how people of the Soviet Russia used to rest.

Pioneers on the Neva river on a Metalworkers’ Day, 18 July 1925.

Leisure Time of Soviet People

In a lounge of a house-hold cooperative (Admiralteyskaya embankment), 1927-28

Leisure Time of Soviet People

A house-hold cooperative (Admiralteyskaya embankment), making a wall newspaper, 1927-28

Leisure Time of Soviet People

In a lounge of a students’ commune of the Water Transport Institute. The 1920s

Leisure Time of Soviet People

The embankment of the Neva river, May 1932

Leisure Time of Soviet People

The meeting of women who are drinking tea and discussing some “Osoaviakhim” matter.

Leisure Time of Soviet People

A needlework circle of housekeepers, 1935

Leisure Time of Soviet People

At a boat station of the central culture and leisure park, 1933

Leisure Time of Soviet People

Musical competition in the central culture and leisure park, 24 June 1934

Leisure Time of Soviet People

People resting in the leisure park, August 1936

Leisure Time of Soviet People

The main lane of the Kirov Park, August 1937

Leisure Time of Soviet People

A summer restaurant in the culture and leisure park, 18 May 1939

Leisure Time of Soviet People

Playing chess in the culture center of an industrial cooperation, 1930s

Leisure Time of Soviet People

22 thoughts on “Leisure Time of Soviet People”

  1. The chess picture; one guy in the center of the tables, is he taking on all players on the other side? That’s about 26 games at once.

    • Yep, some people do it. Amazing. And, they’re much faster than the guys sitting down. They get to sit and think about their moves, where he generally just walks around rather quickly making moves.

      • That’s phenomenal, I really do admire a gift like that. I can’t even remember to zip myself up after a bathroom trip let alone take on 26 other things at once. Probably why no ones wants to play chess with me.

        • It’s sort of a parlor trick. You use the responses of one player to be your move against the next one, essentially playing them against each other.

          It requires a little chess skill, but nothing like being a grandmaster.

  2. 1) Looks very restful, when you weren’t getting rounded up to be sent to a Gulag.

    2) I wonder how many of these people would be dead by 1943. A lot, I’d guess.

    3) In ze Soviet Russia, break takes YOU!

  3. On September 17 1939 the treacherous Soviets ruthlessly attacked Poland, already under attack by Germans. Russians signed a pact with Germans to cut Poland in half and share the loot. Poland was once again betrayed and attacked by Soviet Russia. What followed was 50+ years of effective occupation by Russians in terms of communist government and presence of foreign army in the territory of Poland. May the memory of this hideous deed never be forgotten, in spite of continued attempts by Russians to rewrite history. Long live Poland!

  4. What followed was 50+ years of effective occupation by Russians in terms of communist government and presence of foreign army in the territory of Poland. May the memory of this hideous deed never be forgotten, in spite of continued attempts by Russians to rewrite history. Long live Poland!

Leave a Comment