Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

These are photographs of Moscow found in an album that belonged to Murray Howe. The photographs reflect the city the way it was in the 60s. Enjoy!

Moscow Of The 60s

A Christmas tree in the Kremlin.

Moscow Of The 60s

Central squares.

Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

Metropol Movie Theater.

Moscow Of The 60s

A Lenin in reading hall №3.

Moscow Of The 60s

Moskva swimming pool. A real health factory just steps away from the Kremlin.

Moscow Of The 60s

Pace of construction of pools was as rapid as it is now.

Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

The Garden Ring. It looks so green if compared to what we have now!

Moscow Of The 60s

Vozdvizhenka Street.

Moscow Of The 60s

Novy Arbat.

Moscow Of The 60s

Kiyevsky Rail Terminal.

Moscow Of The 60s

Kutuzovsky Avenue.

Moscow Of The 60s

Khrustalnoye Café, Kutuzovsky Avenue.

Moscow Of The 60s

Krasnaya Presnya Street and Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street.

Moscow Of The 60s

Moscow Of The 60s

Pushkin Square.

Moscow Of The 60s

Minsk Hotel.

Moscow Of The 60s

Triumfalnaya Square.

Moscow Of The 60s

Belorussky Rail Terminal and its monument to A. Gorky.

Moscow Of The 60s

Leningradskoye Highway.

Moscow Of The 60s

Usievich Street.

Moscow Of The 60s

A building (very typical of that time) under construction.

Moscow Of The 60s

All-Russia Exhibition Center, Cosmos Pavilion.

Moscow Of The 60s

A flower grower in love.

Moscow Of The 60s

Sokolniki.

Moscow Of The 60s

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

Moscow Of The 60s

Lomonosovsky Avenue.

Moscow Of The 60s

A building for teachers and professors of Moscow State University.

Moscow Of The 60s

Leninsky Avenue.

Moscow Of The 60s

Moskva Department Store.

Moscow Of The 60s

Volgogradsky Avenue.

Moscow Of The 60s

Russia under construction.

Location: Moscow

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9 thoughts on “Moscow Of The 60s”

  1. Except for Kremlin and rail terminals all buildings shown appears to be in either matches box / simple cuboid shape or ‘socreal’ (which is neither soc nor real 😉

      • Yeah, but Brasilia was built from the scratch in the center of nowhere (and started in 60s, consisting of many more shapes different from match boxes), and was a big but mistaken idea of dehumanized city. I know that Moscow has centuries of history, but it looks that almost all the downtown was rebuild (included war devastation, but I guess that Moscow was not bombarded as heavily as many other cities in Russia).

        • I´ve never been to Brasilia, but I´ve seen the Cite Radieuse (and, indeed, it looks bleak – no argument here). However, if set in a well thought-through environment, they can still provide cheap and comfortable living. There is very visible difference between prefab housing estates built during 60s and 70s/80s where I live. The older ones are, broadly speaking, urbanistically much better than the newer ones.

  2. Dude! Stop to mislead people!!! Picture #2 – under communist there were no Christmas! Remember? There was no God either! This were “Holiday of New Year” only!

  3. Thank You very much. You bring me back in really nice period of my life! (I live in Moscow few years later, but everything is the same!!!

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