Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

A set of pictures taken by Ed Clark in Moscow, 1955.

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

House of Leo Tolstoy

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Comments of Lenin about L. Tolstoy are kept in the Museum of Leo Tolstoy under the portrait of the communist leader

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Coachman of Leo Tolstoy (?)

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

In the museum of Leo Tolstoy

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Director of the estate museum of Yasnaya Polyana – Valentin Bulgakov

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

People are listening to new records in a store

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

This Palace of Culture built in 1930 is visited by more than 3 thousand people

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Happy boys and girls in costumes at the class of folk dances

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Ball room dancing

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Choral singing

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Playing kids

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Young actor at an exam

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

1-year male students are taught to kiss hands of ladies in a thetrical school

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Teaching manners in the Moscow Art Theatre School

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

On the stage of a night club in Moscow

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Soviet dramatic stage director Boris Vershilov

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Acting classes at the Moscow Art Theatre School

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Russian actress Olga Knipper

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Learning the Renascence dancing

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Classes at the Moscow Art Theatre School

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Composer Aram Khachaturyan

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Sculptors-to-be are copying human skulls

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Students are learning the art of watercolour paiting

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Some performance

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Anna Karenina

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Fairy-tales teller for a children’s program

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Bolshoi Theatre

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Propagandistic opera based on the events of the Civil War

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Yekaterina Guseva is reading “War and peace”

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

American theatrical group first come to Moscow. December 1955.

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

In the hall of hotel “Astoria”

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Christmas service In the Russian Baptist church with members of an American troupe

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Orthodox life in Moscow, Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Patriarch ministers in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Patriarch with Americal priests in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Woman lights candles during the Russian Orthodox service

Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955

Crowds in a Russian Orthodox Church

Location: Moscow

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9 thoughts on “Moscow Cultural Life In November-December 1955”

  1. It takes a bourgeois American photographer to make this prison look good.

    “Moscow Patriarch with Americal priests in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral”
    Can you spot the KGB officers in this series…? The Russian Orthodox Church was completely riddled with them, you know.

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      • Do I? Yes, I most certainly do. Read “Tower of Secrets” by Victor Sheymov and “The Sword and the Shield” by Vasily Mitrokhin. Both are written by KGB defectors. Sheymov was a high level cipher intelligence officer and Mitrokhin smuggled tens of thousands of pages of documents out of the USSR. Both describe how the KGB had completelyinfiltrated the Orthodox church.. both in Russia and abroad. Next I suggest the biography of Stalin by Alex de Jonge. The author describes how Stalin restored the Church as a PR move to placate American church groups who had been lobbying the Roosevelt administration. Except Stalin had installed NKVD operatives at every level of the Church.

        None of these things are secrets anymore. Dozens of scholarly books have been written about the issue by historians both within the former USSR and in the West. I’m always surprised by how little you Russians know about the history of your own country.

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  2. There are a lot of photos of Leo Tolstoy, the most famous one are by great photographer – Karl Bulla – http://gavarit.blox.pl/2012/04/Piotr-Bulla-ojciec-fotoreportazu.html

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  3. That skull drove me nuts in academy. i was getting C till i figured out what i was doing wrong. oh yeah, that clay is cold man.

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  4. The height of Soviet culture, science, and social welfare. Not Marxist, but a healthy socialist society. It would only last another 15 years before Brezhnev’s neo-stalinist policies slowed the progress down.

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