The Crimea Of 1958

The Crimea Of 1958

Howard Sochurek, a photographer for Life magazine, travelled a lot throughout the Soviet Union in the 1950s leaving after himself an impressive collection of photographs. We want to show you those he took in the Crimea in 1958.

The Crimea Of 1958

A medical person in a health resort.

The Crimea Of 1958

A beach photographer.

The Crimea Of 1958

It was crowded in the Crimea in 1958!

The Crimea Of 1958

Soviet people loved spending their vacation in the Crimea!

The Crimea Of 1958

Swimsuits that were popular in the 50s don’t really differ from modern ones.

The Crimea Of 1958

A lady in red…

The Crimea Of 1958

The Crimea Of 1958

The Crimea Of 1958

In the evening.

The Crimea Of 1958

The Swallow’s Nest, a decorative castle near Yalta on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine.

The Crimea Of 1958

Hurzuf.

The Crimea Of 1958

The Hurzuf of today.

The Crimea Of 1958

Old Hurzuf.

The Crimea Of 1958

Hurzuf.

The Crimea Of 1958

Evening at a health resort.

The Crimea Of 1958

A cafeteria.

The Crimea Of 1958

Painters in Simeiz village.

The Crimea Of 1958

The Crimea Of 1958

An alley in Simeiz village.

The Crimea Of 1958

A  beach in Simeiz village as seen from Diva rock.

The Crimea Of 1958

Yalta.

The Crimea Of 1958

Backchysaray.

Location: The Crimea

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8 thoughts on “The Crimea Of 1958”

    • So then, nothing has changed? These resorts catered exclusively to the families of KGB and Central Committee members. This is no proletarian paradise, then or now.

      • Please do not spread misinformation. Yes, this was a paradise for ALL people. Dimeless students would go every single year and camp all around Black Sea for months, the happiest times of their lives. Do NOT taint this with lies.

  1. This makes me sick, they built all these ugly modern tall buildings destroying these beautiful down! Ugly, disgusting, cookie-cutter tall houses! I don’t wish to visit ever again and see this ugliness. I rather remember this coast as it was back when it was beautiful and natural-looking. They’re trying to turn it into “Moscow”, it looks like. Go ahead, build those 15-story buildings… there should be a BAN on tall buildings being built there! Upsetting stuff.

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