Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Jacques Dupaquier visited the USSR thrice, in 1956, 1964, and 1975. Let’s get in our time machine and go take a look at the Uzbekistan of 1956.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

This is one of the nice buses of that time. It looks like ZIS-154, not sure.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

This is the central street of the city of Tashkent with the only passenger car.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Bird’s eye view of the same street.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

This is how 90% of Tashkent had looked like before the earthquake of 1966… and probably after.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Even now every Uzbek city has suchlike areas… unfortunately.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Tashkent is a city of contrasts.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

They put up a Tamerlane monument in place of the Lenin monument.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Farmers markets have always been a very important part of people’s life…

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

…just as religion.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

These are political agitation posters.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

Is it Khodzha Nasreddin or Old Khottabych?

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

A Frenchwoman and an Uzbek woman.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

This is a reception of the French friends of the USSR.

Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier

This is a machine and tractor station which is going to be turned into a collective farm in 1958.

Location: Uzbekistan

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11 thoughts on “Uzbekistan Of 1956. By Jacques Dupaquier”

  1. UzbekiStan, PakiStan, AfghaniStan, TajikiStan, TurkmeniStan, KyrgzStan, KazakhStan. What does STAN mean on the end of all those names.

  2. Somehow I think the people were much happier then. I see that Stalin’s statue has been replaced by that of Tammerlane. Will the next be of Islam Karimov making it 3 monsters in a line?

  3. The suffix -stan is Persian for “place of”, and is cognate to the Latin terms state and status (meaning “to stand”).

    The suffix also appears in the names of many regions, especially in Central and South Asia, areas where ancient Iranian peoples were established.

  4. In Russian Stan means either stature or waist (anatomical term). Although, I think it has much deeper root in the protolanguage for the whole Indo-European languages group.

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