Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

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.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Monument to Lenin near the sluice-1. The Ivankovsky Reservoir.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Ivankovskaya hydroelectric station.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Tourist motor ship.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Tourists before departure.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

On a cruise.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Cargoes in the sluice-3 chamber.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Hydraulic power station of one of the sluices.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Dispatcher of the sluice.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Through the channel water goes to the East water station and then to the houses and other buildings of Moscow.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Navigation on the channel began in the middle of March in Soviet times. “Dunaisky-35” is breaking the ice for the first ships.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Passenger trips begin in April.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

And finish in November.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

But the work doesn’t finish.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Winter is the time for repairing of different parts of the channel: bank protection, changing of the sluice gates.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Winter way of fun for Muscovites.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow North river boat station.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

From this place you can start either your river cruise or a trip along all the reservoirs located near Moscow.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

One of the quays of the channel. Passengers getting off the Moskva motor ship.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Summer rest on the channel.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Possible to go on a trip by yourself.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The Zhostovo village, famous for its works all over the world, is situated on the banks of the reservoir.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The way to the Navy begins with the young sailors club.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The upper sluice-7 chamber.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Kostroma dry-cargo motor ship goes to the lower sluice-8 chamber. The Schukino District in the 60s.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The same place but in 2010.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The Moscow river. The Strogino District.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Loading the Volga-Don 211 motor ship with grain.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Then grain goes to the stores of the plant.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Unloading the grain and fruits in the Moscow South river port.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The Moscow river in the Nagatino District.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

The Moscow river in Kolomensky.

Moscow Channel In Soviet Times

15 thoughts on “Moscow Channel In Soviet Times”

  1. Ha! The local NPR station here was booking a “Russian River Cruise” this month to send contributers over to Moscow. If I wasn’t a poor peasant I could have actually seen Red Square and the Moscow/Volga Rivers. Guess this post will have to be my cruise. 🙁

  2. This channel was the gulag!Stalin forced millions of Russians to dig that canal to connect the Moscow to the Volga!Lenins statue still stands,but not Stalins!!

  3. Pic. no. 5 – we went to Moscow with school excursion by this kind of ship. It was in 1986. That was awesome! A week travel without parents!

  4. I may be wrong but Soviet Society looked better during the communist era than the wasteland it seems to have turned into these days!

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