Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

The famous Soviet film “I Am Twenty” was directed in 1966 by Marlen Khutsiev. It contains so many interesting characteristics and facts of Moscow, that we could examine life of Muscovites of the 50s-60s by the help of this film.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

A yard near Patriarshiye Ponds. Muscovites are in a hurry for their business – somebody goes to school, somebody goes to work. Such milkwoman usually walk in streets and sell milk in bottles.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

An outdoor ad of ice cream of the early 1960s at Adam Mickiewicz street. These low buildings were demolished in the late 60s.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

A small stall with tent that sells vegetables.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

The 1960s were a new building boom in Moscow. During those years many tunnels and bridges, Novy Arbat and a lot of dwelling buildings were constructed in the city. This is Chkalov street near Upper Syromyatnicheskaya street.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Older machines with soda.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Cakes and coffee in stalls. And what a fashion: polka dot cellophane raincoat and kerchief.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Public transport without conductors was a novelty of those years.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

An interesting inscription could be seen on the frosted window: “Yes to Cuba”. At the turn of the 1950 and 1960s Cuba was really the world top “newsmaker”.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

In addition to the traditional phrase “Do not lean against doors” there was another inscription: “Do not hamper the entrance and exit!”

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Spring.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Cigars and cigarettes.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street. A queue to a newsstand.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Guards of Lenin’s mausoleum in felt boots with galoshes.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Dancing right in the street.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Pushkin cinema (previously it was called “Russia”).

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

An exhibition of young Soviet artists. Hula hoop had a great popularity in the early 1960s.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Poetry readings at the Polytechnic institute.

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s

Moscow Life of the 1950s-60sAnd of course, the first man in space at the May demonstration.

Location:Moscow

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6 thoughts on “Moscow Life of the 1950s-60s”

  1. awesome post. thanks for the old footage the russia. I saw was in ru in 2005 looking for a glimpse of some old russia

  2. I recently saw this film. It’s amazing and it develops a lot of anti-stalinist ideas! I recommend it to all culture lovers. And if someone knows where to find the 189minutes uncut version, please please please reply!!! 😀

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