Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

The following photos of Moscow of 1959 were made by Carl Mydans who posted them in Life magazine.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Clothes, church, winter, 1959.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Early morning on Vasilevsky descent.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Along the wall of Moscow China town.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

A woman and her granddaughter next to the Metropol Hotel.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Divers on the Moscow river.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Pigeons in the street.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Pigeons next to Red Square.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

The road along the Kremlin wall.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Tubes are covered with black pitch.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Sledding in the Alexander Gardens.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Skiers.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

A toy store ‘Detski Mir’ before the New Year of 1960.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

First buildings constructed in the time of Khrushchev.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow, Kremlin.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

The Moscow river.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

A Muscovite.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Muscovite children on Suvorovsky Boulevard.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Sailors.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Zoo.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

A trolleybus.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow University on Vorobyovy mountains.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

The people are waiting for their turn to enter the Mausoleum.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Monument to A. Gertsen.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Sale of newspapers.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Sale of pies and ice-cream.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Soviet kids.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Fisherman.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Soldier.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Theater Square.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Removal of snow next to the National Hotel.

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

Moscow Winter Of 1959

via humus

14 thoughts on “Moscow Winter Of 1959”

  1. Realy nice pictures.

    In the pic about half way down (the one under the statue of A. Gertson) there is the back of a car that looks like its an American 1959 or 60 Ford Fairlane, or did Russian cars look like that.

    Also in the back of that pic is the woman and her granddaughter from the 1st and 5th pic.

  2. Blake, try wiki, maybe? I know history of my city, tyvm.

    “scholars universally agree that the name originally had nothing to do with Kitay as in “China”, as there has never been significant Chinese presence in this district of Moscow.

    Kita (pl. kity) is a somewhat obsolete word for “plait” or “thing made by braiding””

  3. IIRC, most of the Khrushchev-era housing estates in Moscow was demolished after the land prices in the center of Moscow skyrocketed.

  4. CZenda, you wish! I live in a block made of these houses, and they have been putting off the demolishing for as long as I remember.

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