Photo #8 demonstrates favorite rural Soviet pasttime of “pig molestation.” As you can see from the expression of shock on the pig’s face, the photographer – an expert – took this photo exactly at the moment when the villager grabbed the pig by his . . . you know.
Very cool photos. Thanks for posting them.
I love the photo on page 1 of the woman sitting on the cart and the guy standing on the path looking at her. She looks like she’s thinking, “Screw it. I’m not working anymore until I rest.”
Does somebody know which district was using “KE” code as seen on the number plates?
Needs moar watermark. Some of the photos are almost visible.
No, I like the juxtaposition of the picture of the big cat in the cage staring at the man with the water, then the next picture is of people in a cage! LOL.
Indeed the photographer is really an expert. There is so much talent for composition and contrast in his prints, to which today’s digital photography cant even come close. Truely amazing!
The little child hiding from the nurse cracks me up. You cannot lie to kids and dogs. I love old photographs, thanks.
This is true picture of soviet union.
The drunk lying by the park bench was depressed about Brezhnevism.
“A day in the life.”
Interesting. Looks like another world altogether.
This is wrong, u always post the worst of USSR an Russia
I thought most of the photos presented decent “everyday” representations of life and lifestyle. There was only one – the drunk on the sidewalk – that could be seen negatively, but unfortunately almost every city in the world has its share of drunks.
Besides, that guy, who is probably a good guy and hard worker, may have just learned earlier in the day that his girlfriend ran off and left him for a Moscow Party leader with his own car and a nice dacha in the woods north of town. Give him a break.
Very nice photos, thank you. People and kids look so natural and beautiful.
The logo “Foto Soyuz” is really annoying!
beautiful pictures, really beautiful, the pictures are so alive… great collection, thanks for sharing
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