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.
This is one of the nice buses of that time. It looks like ZIS-154, not sure.
This is the central street of the city of Tashkent with the only passenger car.
Bird’s eye view of the same street.
This is how 90% of Tashkent had looked like before the earthquake of 1966… and probably after.
Even now every Uzbek city has suchlike areas… unfortunately.
Tashkent is a city of contrasts.
They put up a Tamerlane monument in place of the Lenin monument.
Farmers markets have always been a very important part of people’s life…
…just as religion.
These are political agitation posters.
Is it Khodzha Nasreddin or Old Khottabych?
A Frenchwoman and an Uzbek woman.
This is a reception of the French friends of the USSR.
This is a machine and tractor station which is going to be turned into a collective farm in 1958.