Here is a set of old Soviet photos. Private stories in the whole history of the country.
A street photographer, 1920.
“Do not sing songs. Do not drink vodka. Be quiet”. A fight in the courtyard of a dosshouse, 1895, Mikhail Dmitriev.
The first Russian revolution. Writer Maxim Gorky prods opera singer Feodor Chaliapin with a broom, 1905.
Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920, Abram Shterenberg.
A carrier waters a horse, 1924.
A lesson of physical culture in the Uzbek school, 1935, George Zelma.
Funny and scary. Young pioneers greet Stalin, 1935, Ivan Shagin.
“We aren’t going to stand still”. A parade of athletes on the Red Square, 1936, Ivan Shagin.
An Uzbek athletes parade? No, these are builders of the Grand Fergana Canal, 1939, Max Alpert.
Trams stopped at Nevsky prospect, people with smiles on their faces ran to a shelter. One of the first bombing of Leningrad, June 24, 1941, Gregory Chertov.
Three months before the occupation of Kharkov by Germans. A service in a city church, 1941, Semen Friedland.
Collective farmers are viewing a crushed German plane, 1944, George Zelma.
The end of the war. The victory salute on the Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 1945, Boris Kudoyarov.
Football players of the Moscow “Dynamo” in London, 1945, Ivan Shagin.
Assembly of cars ZIS-110 at the Moscow automobile factory, 1946, Ivan Shagin.
Marshal Semyon Budyonny in the parade on Red Square, November 7, 1947.
Leningrad prospect near the “Dynamo” stadium before a football match, 1949, Ivan Shagin.
Famous football goalkeeper Alex Khomich, 1950, Michael Botashev.
Stalin died – someone was crying, someone was happy. The funeral of the leader on Red Square, 1953, Peter Chernov.
The topic for the decade – the development of virgin lands. Virgin landers cook dinner at a field camp, 1955, Isaac Tunkel.
An unprecedented event – a week of a French film in Moscow! Gerard Philippe among Muscovites, 1955, Jacob Berliner.
A hunter with a wounded duck, 1956, Nikolay Kozlovsky.
In a Moscow synagogue, 1956, Yakov Berliner.
The Youth Festival. Thousands of festival delegates from all over the world came to the factually closed country. It was fun and unusual ,1957, Ivan Shagin.
“Students at a lesson.” However, if you look closely, the students do a written exercise in Hindi: in the late 50s Russia was a big friend to India, and apparently somewhere children were taught the language of the friendly state. Vladimir Minkevich.
The boys call on a street phone, 1961, Oleg Neelov.
Incomparable Maya Plisetskaya, 1963 , Alexander Tikhanov.
Physics and lyrics – the theme of the early 60s. The famous, iconic image of Vladimir Tarasevich “Duel”, 1963.
Moscow schoolchildren, 1963, Mikhail Ozersky.
Severe occupation weekdays of the Baltic. Vilnius art school students play football after school, 1964.
Miniskirts in Vilnius, 1965, Marius Baranauskas.
Dmitri Shostakovitch, 1965, Mikhail Ozersky.
A fantastic photo of a hunter from Kyrgyzstan, 1966, Edward Wilchynski.
“Prague Spring”. A hard dialogue on the street, 1968, Valery Shustov.
Trainer Stepan Isaakyan (on the right) on the Black Sea beach, 1967, Yuri Somov.
Repair works, 1969, Alexei Shcherbakov.
In the late 60’s Lyudmila Turishcheva was famous to the whole country. At the age of 16, she became the Olympic champion at the Olympic Games 1968 in Mexico. Dmitry Donskoy.
The 70s were flowering times for the Soviet aviation. Alexei Polikashin.
Military pilots at the airfield, 1970.
Missiles before the parade on Red Square on the 7th of November, 1970.
Great doctor Nikolay Amosov, 1973, Max Alpert.
Leonid Brezhnev, 1973, Vladimir Malyshev.
Alla Pugacheva, the lovely singer of Soviet people in the 70s. 1979, Andrew Naydenov.
An elk farm, 1979, Vyacheslav Bobkov.
Friends, 1981, Viktor Chistyakov.
Grandmaster Mikhail Tal, 1982, Dmitry Donskoy.
Restoration works on Mamayev Kurgan, 1986, Vitaly Arutunov.
Soldiers returned from Afghanistan, 1986, Yuri Somov.
The earthquake in Spitak, 1988, Alexander Ma.
“Go away, KGB!” Moscow, August 22, 1991, Alexey Fedoseev.