Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

These are some color photos of Leningrad, Odessa, Kiev, Sverdlovsk, Perm dated 1968-84.

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

For the beginning some photographs of Vladislav Mikosha, the pioneer of the Soviet color photography.

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Leningrad through the camera of a foreign tourist, 1971.

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

“Astoria” hotel

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Dvortsovaya Square

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

The Church of the Spilled Blood

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

St. Isaac Cathedral

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Old “Aurora”

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Odessa in the 1970s

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Trams at the railway station

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1977, Potemkinskaya stairs

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Vegetable market

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Beach in Arkadia

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Registry office

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Pictures in a kindergarten, 1977

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1985

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Kiev in the 1980s

Future Maidan Nezalezhnosti, “Paremoga” 1986

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Square of October Revolution, 1983

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

The same square at another angle in the 1980s

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Andreevskaya Church, the masterpiece of Rastrelli, 1980

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

View from the Cathedral of St. Sophia, 1981

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Square of St. Sophia, 1983

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

The same square in 1986

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Kreschatik, 1981

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Bessarabsky market in the 1980s

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Mariinsky Palace and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 1982

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Brench of Lenin Central Museum

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Pochtovaya square

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Druzhba Narodov Blvd. 1980

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Sverdlovsk, 1968-1979.

1968, Lenin avenue

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1968, the Ural State University named after Gorky.

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1968, Labour Square

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Post Office, 1968

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1960

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1960s, Lunacharsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1960s, Lenin avenue

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Lenin avenue, 1968

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1970, University

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1974, Night Sverdlovsk

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1977, Lenin avenue

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1970s

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Aerial view, 1979

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1979, Square of 1905

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Lenin avenue, 1979

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1979, Executive committee of the City Council

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1970s, Square of 1905

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1972

Chelyabinsk 1972-1984. Before the revolution Chelyabinsk was a little city of the district and in the Societ time its centre was almost fully rebuilt.

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Revolution Square and Lenin avenue

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1974, the Miass embankment

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

South Ural hotel, 1973

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Tsentralnaya hotel, 1973

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Lenin avenue, 1974

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Bogdan Khmelnitsky avenue, 1974

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Komsomolsk avenue 1974

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Soviet Perm (1970-80s)

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Komsomolsk avenue 1980

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

The same view in 1970

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1970

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1970, October Square

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

1976 on the photo of Dupâquier

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Lenin Street 1978

Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84

Station 1969

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21 thoughts on “Color Photographs Of Russian Cities 1968-84”

    • “Everything more clean, tidy and green than today…”

      I doubt everything was so clean, tidy and green back then too. I mean what postcard isn’t by the time they get done retouching it? All it takes is a little artistic talent. Most of these photos are idealistic postcards carefully polished for public consumption, not candid photos of street life.

  1. The Russian city scene has been totally destroyed by rampant advertising signs. At least there are some laws in the West that limit our ugly advertising signs.

  2. Some things were better back then, others better now. The real tragedy is that we cant have a blend of the two, so that we could have all, as opposed to sacrificing one good thing for another.

    And before you get started, hirsh, this is real. Not just propaganda from Life.

    • Yes the tidy wonderful lives that these photos depict are real. So were the harsh realities of life in the Soviet Union, a harsh reality for many that these photos don’t depict. That’s the case with all Life magazine photo spreads of the Soviet Union. They always portrayed the Soviet Union in an idealistic and unrealistic light, as if it was some Communist Utopia. Well it didn’t work.

      • Let me ask this. How would you know the first thing about life in the Soviet Union?! From all the crap you give, I’m pretty sure you’ve never been to Russia, let alone to the old USSR.

        “a harsh reality for many that these photos don’t depict”
        And what harsh realities are they, may I ask?

        “Communism didn’t work”. You are one to talk. Look at the mess your beloved capitalism has brought you and most of Europe into.

      • Hirsh gday, I have been away along time, good to see you are still here. Hope all is well. Be calm be good be happy.

      • Hi, geoff. Yes its me. Some troll took my username, so I decided to change it. I’ve seen what impostors do around here. 🙁

  3. Oggi in Russia va malissimo, la maggior parte del popolo hanno la fame, la miseria e la dissoccupazione alle stelle, causa il comunismo e’ caduto lo stato non aiuta piu’ !!!!!!!!!!!
    Preferisco rimanere come prima, addio i voli spaziali CCCP.
    Spero un giorno Putin capira’ queste cose.

  4. A lot of cult of personality, the legacy of Stalinism. Just call them all October Street/Museum/whatever (or Socialist Street, or Revolution Street).

  5. Been in Odessa 2 years ago.. nothing changed sinse 😀 only traffic is worse, and many cafe`s and “shaslõkk-shaurma” plases is everywhere.. City is more dirty, if it is windy day the dust and garbage fly into your face.. Ukraine have a lot more better places, for example the Karpatian little villages is more clean and nice place to stay.. (I was born in USSR) 🙂

  6. My dear Nazim Hikmet. You were such a valuable man and a great poet. I apologize you for what the Turkish government did to you in those times. I am very happy that a great country like the USSR respected you and gave you what you deserved.

  7. Hi, I am an italian, never been in Russia, and I am really interested about how life is now, compared to how it was once. From people-living-there opinion.

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