18 thoughts on “Postwar Moscow: Huge Collection of Photos”

  1. The early post-War years were pretty grim: There was a terrible imbalance in population (in certain regions) due to the devastating toll of dead male soldiers; there was a famine in some areas- J.St. was angered by reports of cannibalism (and railed against this type of “lies”); the hope of liberalization was quashed by Stalin who turned against his old friend Molotov who had suggested a Jewish Crimea and who had been too accommodating to the Western Press; the new younger leaders Kuznetsov and Voznesensky were arrested, tortured and murdered; Lysenkoism retarded real science; culture was attacked during the Zhdanovshchina. The good times wouldn’t come until March 1953.

    • Wow, that is a grim appraisal of the situation. It takes a lot of strength/courage to look at times like that in history without blinders on.

    • The famine was caused by the aid given to Poland and eastern Germany which otherwise would have suffered the famine. As a result, Poland and Germany had a baby boom while Russia did not. Soviet nationality policy was against Russians and for everyone else. After the fall of the Soviet Union everyone else is still trying to siphon off of Mother Russia.

    • I must say, 1953 is start of USSR fall.
      And I already bored to read here all real lies about Stalin times.
      Stalin was not angel, but he are not bloody idiot.

        • An idiot wouldn’t have held on to power of the USSR and the CPSU. An idiot wouldn’t have been in charge of the mammoth war effort, an idiot wouldn’t have “led” his country to victory.

          Like [-Zlodey-] said he’s not angel, but he’s the best we had at the time.

  2. The streets were flooded but the subway tunnels were not? Wow, they must have been giant water pumps? But during the war the power was not always reliable, so the underground tunnels must have filled with water?

    • Not all cars are american. Some of them are licensed copies, made on soviet factories, some of them purely soviet cars.

  3. The famine was caused by the aid given to Poland and eastern Germany which otherwise would have suffered the famine!?!??!?!

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