A compilation of the pictures from booklets and magazines devoted to the work of the Moscow Channel in Soviet times. This is a period of time from the 60s to the 80s. Here you can see not only the channel itself, ships and cargoes but also wonderful views on different districts of Moscow and even some photographs of the Soviet girls in bikini.
Ships are coming up to the channel. On the left is a motor ship of the Volgo-Don type, on the right is Rechnoy, and the third one, Meteor, is on her way.
Monument to Lenin near the sluice-1. The Ivankovsky Reservoir.
Ivankovskaya hydroelectric station.
Tourist motor ship.
Tourists before departure.
On a cruise.
Cargoes in the sluice-3 chamber.
Hydraulic power station of one of the sluices.
Dispatcher of the sluice.
Through the channel water goes to the East water station and then to the houses and other buildings of Moscow.
Navigation on the channel began in the middle of March in Soviet times. “Dunaisky-35” is breaking the ice for the first ships.
Passenger trips begin in April.
And finish in November.
But the work doesn’t finish.
Winter is the time for repairing of different parts of the channel: bank protection, changing of the sluice gates.
Winter way of fun for Muscovites.
Moscow North river boat station.
From this place you can start either your river cruise or a trip along all the reservoirs located near Moscow.
One of the quays of the channel. Passengers getting off the Moskva motor ship.
Summer rest on the channel.
Possible to go on a trip by yourself.
The Zhostovo village, famous for its works all over the world, is situated on the banks of the reservoir.
The way to the Navy begins with the young sailors club.
The upper sluice-7 chamber.
Kostroma dry-cargo motor ship goes to the lower sluice-8 chamber. The Schukino District in the 60s.
The same place but in 2010.
The Moscow river. The Strogino District.
Loading the Volga-Don 211 motor ship with grain.
Then grain goes to the stores of the plant.
Unloading the grain and fruits in the Moscow South river port.
The Moscow river in the Nagatino District.
The Moscow river in Kolomensky.