History of Russia In Photos

History of Russia In Photos

Here is a set of old Soviet photos. Private stories in the whole history of the country.

A street photographer, 1920.

History of Russia In Photos

“Do not sing songs. Do not drink vodka. Be quiet”. A fight in the courtyard of a dosshouse, 1895, Mikhail Dmitriev.

History of Russia In Photos

The first Russian revolution. Writer Maxim Gorky prods opera singer Feodor Chaliapin with a broom, 1905.

History of Russia In Photos

Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920, Abram Shterenberg.

History of Russia In Photos

A carrier waters a horse, 1924.

History of Russia In Photos

A lesson of physical culture in the Uzbek school, 1935, George Zelma.

History of Russia In Photos

Funny and scary. Young pioneers greet Stalin, 1935, Ivan Shagin.

History of Russia In Photos

“We aren’t going to stand still”. A parade of athletes on the Red Square, 1936, Ivan Shagin.

History of Russia In Photos

An Uzbek athletes parade? No, these are builders of the Grand Fergana Canal, 1939, Max Alpert.

History of Russia In Photos

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.

History of Russia In Photos

Three months before the occupation of Kharkov by Germans. A service in a city church, 1941, Semen Friedland.

History of Russia In Photos

Collective farmers are viewing a crushed German plane, 1944, George Zelma.

History of Russia In Photos

The end of the war. The victory salute on the Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 1945, Boris Kudoyarov.

History of Russia In Photos

Football players of the Moscow “Dynamo” in London, 1945, Ivan Shagin.

History of Russia In Photos

Assembly of cars ZIS-110 at the Moscow automobile factory, 1946, Ivan Shagin.

History of Russia In Photos

Marshal Semyon Budyonny in the parade on Red Square, November 7, 1947.

History of Russia In Photos

Leningrad prospect near the “Dynamo” stadium before a football match, 1949, Ivan Shagin.

History of Russia In Photos

Famous football goalkeeper Alex Khomich, 1950, Michael Botashev.

History of Russia In Photos

Stalin died – someone was crying, someone was happy. The funeral of the leader on Red Square, 1953, Peter Chernov.

History of Russia In Photos

The topic for the decade – the development of virgin lands. Virgin landers cook dinner at a field camp, 1955, Isaac Tunkel.

History of Russia In Photos

An unprecedented event – a week of a French film in Moscow! Gerard Philippe among Muscovites, 1955, Jacob Berliner.

History of Russia In Photos

A hunter with a wounded duck, 1956, Nikolay Kozlovsky.

History of Russia In Photos

In a Moscow synagogue, 1956, Yakov Berliner.

History of Russia In Photos

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.

History of Russia In Photos

“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.

History of Russia In Photos

The boys call on a street phone, 1961, Oleg Neelov.

History of Russia In Photos

Incomparable Maya Plisetskaya, 1963 , Alexander Tikhanov.

History of Russia In Photos

Physics and lyrics – the theme of the early 60s. The famous, iconic image of Vladimir Tarasevich “Duel”, 1963.

History of Russia In Photos

Moscow schoolchildren, 1963, Mikhail Ozersky.

History of Russia In Photos

Severe occupation weekdays of the Baltic. Vilnius art school students play football after school, 1964.

History of Russia In Photos

Miniskirts in Vilnius, 1965, Marius Baranauskas.

History of Russia In Photos

Dmitri Shostakovitch, 1965, Mikhail Ozersky.

History of Russia In Photos

A fantastic photo of a hunter from Kyrgyzstan, 1966, Edward Wilchynski.

History of Russia In Photos

“Prague Spring”. A hard dialogue on the street, 1968, Valery Shustov.

History of Russia In Photos

Trainer Stepan Isaakyan (on the right) on the Black Sea beach, 1967, Yuri Somov.

History of Russia In Photos

Repair works, 1969, Alexei Shcherbakov.

History of Russia In Photos

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.

History of Russia In Photos

The 70s were flowering times for the Soviet aviation. Alexei Polikashin.

History of Russia In Photos

Military pilots at the airfield, 1970.

History of Russia In Photos

Missiles before the parade on Red Square on the 7th of November, 1970.

History of Russia In Photos

Great doctor Nikolay Amosov, 1973, Max Alpert.

History of Russia In Photos

Leonid Brezhnev, 1973, Vladimir Malyshev.

History of Russia In Photos

Alla Pugacheva, the lovely singer of Soviet people in the 70s. 1979, Andrew Naydenov.

History of Russia In Photos

An elk farm, 1979, Vyacheslav Bobkov.

History of Russia In Photos

Friends, 1981, Viktor Chistyakov.

History of Russia In Photos

Grandmaster Mikhail Tal, 1982, Dmitry Donskoy.

History of Russia In Photos

Restoration works on Mamayev Kurgan, 1986, Vitaly Arutunov.

History of Russia In Photos

Soldiers returned from Afghanistan, 1986, Yuri Somov.

History of Russia In Photos

The earthquake in Spitak, 1988, Alexander Ma.

History of Russia In Photos

“Go away, KGB!” Moscow, August 22, 1991, Alexey Fedoseev.

25 thoughts on “History of Russia In Photos”

  1. Is there any more information on the picture of the downed German Bf-109? By the shape of the propeller hub and engine cowling that is a E model they would not have been in front line service in 1944 maybe the date for the picture is wrong?

    Also like the picture of Brezhnev smiling in the west they almost always shown him looking stern.Love one of the Soviet officers looking back at the young ladies walking past them shows that people are the same everywhere.

  2. Comrade Mayakovsky was such a true, intellectual Socialist he couldn’t survive Stalinism. Comrade Gorky was also destroyed by Stalinism (lied to and isolated).

    • Reading more and more into the Russian Revolution has made one issue very clear to me: that the process was completely undermined by supreme intolerance of dissent of any kind. Krivitsky on Kronstadt:
      From Kronstadt during the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the sailors of the Baltic Fleet had steamed their cruisers to aid the Communists in capturing Petrograd. Their aid had been decisive… They were the first Communists to realize their mistake and the first to try to correct it. When they saw that Communism meant terror and tyranny, they called for the overthrow of the Communist Government and for a time imperiled it. They were bloodily destroyed or sent into Siberian slavery by Communist troops led in person by the Commissar of War, Leon Trotsky, and by Marshal Tukhachevsky, one of whom was later assassinated, the other executed, by the regime they then saved. Krivitsky meant that by the decision to destroy the Kronstadt sailors, and by its cold-blooded action in doing so, Communism had made the choice that changed it from benevolent socialism to malignant fascism.
      It was not ALL Stalin’s fault.

      • Arch, in hindsight we can shake our heads but had you been living then, you would have seen that the Bolsheviks DID have the majority of the people’s support. The Bolsheviks did not slaughter and instill fear in millions in October 1917-1918. The majority of Russians in the North and a significant number in the South supported the Bolsheviks. How did the Reds win? Support from millions of Russians. No revolution or civil war is clean. I would have supported a Bolshevik-Menshevik-SR coalition but that didn’t occur. And no, it was not all Stalin’s fault but it was the STALINISTS’ fault for the dismantling of Soviet Socialism: Stalin, Kaganovich, Molotov, Zdanov, Budyonny, Voroshilov, Malenkov, Yagoda, Khrushchev, etc.

  3. Hello

    All above photos shows History of Russia.These photos shows old beautiful days.I am a photographer and really love these photographs.Each and every photo tells story of the country….

    Thank you 🙂

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