Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Perm. A huge city, the third largest in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is growing fast, invading more and more territories from the Ural forests. Old blocks are being promptly rebuilt too. Walking we pass by office buildings, banks, stores, cafes and restaurants, and somewhere in the end of the street we find ourselves … in the past. Soviet past, almost forgotten. Six two-storey wooden houses, with no gas, central heating or water supply. Each is a hundred years old or even more. They stood here before the revolution! And people who inhabit them are also not from modern time.

Soviet Past of Today

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Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

Soviet Past of Today

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Soviet Past of Today

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Soviet Past of Today

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Soviet Past of Today

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29 thoughts on “Soviet Past of Today”

  1. These peoples buy computers and greater TVs but do not buy a paint and do not paint the house! Lazy people!
    Authority is not guilty that they lazy!
    It is necessary to clean houses and to paint it

      • Ah, SMERSH, you’ve come up from your bunker after all these weeks? (a joke, my friend) No, drug addiction is fueled by economic deprivation. These people are suffering from the disease known as “free enterprise” which relegates the majority of people into “hired hands” who are as disposable as a paper plate. These people have the oligarchs standing on their shoulders, breathing clean, filtered air and making coarse judgments on the people “below.” As far as I can see, these people are just doing what they can do.

    • Gday (r)evolutionist I hope life and you are getting along well. I know you are an optimist (among other things 🙂 ) so everything is probably good.

  2. The LCD TVs and computers seem so out of place when they have bare light bulbs hanging from the ceiling by the wires. But the same could be said for my home, I guess.

  3. you will see this everywhere when a photojournalist has the balls to go. Gary, Indiana in America is one. Ever seen the gypsy sites in England? drive round the M25.

  4. Another amazing slice of someo!ne elses daily life – a fantastic set of photos! They are like us, but not like us. The world is such a fascinating place.

  5. Computers, TVs are needs now, not wants any more. And I don’t think these people are free from the drug called “internet” , like any others in the world.

  6. Those peoples need clean service with napalm!!!!Or with a small atom bmb!!!!!!How can survive you in pigs shelter???OMFG!!!!!!!

    • So firebombing and nukes are the answer to them living in “pig shelters”?!

      That might just be crazy enough to work, if those “pigs” didn’t have a nuclear arsenal of their own, one which can destroy any place on this world.

      • vorontsevich (f/k/a ayaa). Vorontsevich I hope you are well. Are you still in the security business? Do you ever have an opportunity to go hunting?

        There are still quite a lot of judgmental comments on here and it so good to see you are not rude in your replies to them. If they where making remarks about Australia I don’t think I could be as level headed and calm as you.
        Be good, be calm, keep smiling, life is short 🙂

        • That was really unexpected, geoff! You commenting out of the blue. I thought you had quit ER.

          In a nutshell, yes, I am well, yes, I still am a security consultant, and yes I go hunting regularly.

    • Tutan. Your country (which ever it is) will be no better, and if you think it is then you have blinkers over your eyes. I have seen this in my country,in pictures from USA and England. My wife went to Thailand this year and came back with pictures of people just like this. I live in a paradise but I am only here because of the luck of the draw, same with you. We do not choose the place we are borne we just make the most of it, like the people in the pictures. At least they are down to earth and would not judge me or you based on our surroundings. Material wealth has the lowest value in our life.

      Tutan our future, yours, mine, my grand children, depends on us all getting along. After all we are really all the same.

  7. It looks like not only I was who noticed the serious contradiction with that huge TV or the computer.

    Ok, use the computer, but the TV doesn’t have any values what they can use for development.

    And the biggest problem is not just the money. Yes, the houses are in terrible condition, but they are just simply FILTHY and DIRTY.

    I know their life is hard but nobody tell me, that one bar soap or some cleaning stuff + a washcloth would ruin their whole year income.

    Yeah I know, eveybody need entertainment from alcohol, pack of cigarette or a TV.

    But it comes from the inside not to have the urge to clean the shit around the house.

  8. I lived in such an old house as the first on a 6 month visit to Europe awhile ago. It was a bit cluttered but not decrepid nor dirty and the family was hard working and positive. They saved enough to rebuild a proper place, but I am sure at times they, like me, miss the floor with the path worn into it, the centuries-old timbers, and the local style. What character it held!

    However old homes need tight windows and screens to keep out winter winds and summer wasps.

    All the best to the residents and thanks for a peek. We all have cluttered and somewhat shabby scenes in our lives, at least I do!

  9. if never none show them they could have somethin better or live different, they would not ever change, happen same in argentina, they know that could survive in what they call a house, earnin what gob give to them and thats all….sad

  10. the housing is probably cheap/free. shared housing for people who are hard up. The prison tatts give it away on the old guy. if you saw some of sh– places in London you wouldn’t believe it. The olympics was just “plastic fantastic”.

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