Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow is rapidly changing, new high-rise buildings are growing and some people like it, others – don’t. Here’s a selection of photos to compare Moscow of the 80s with Moscow of the present days.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Now there is a communication salon here.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

One can be massaged here now in many different ways.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

A pawnshop has appeared nearby.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

The banner says: “Friendship in sport leads to peace”.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

An ice cream cafe was replaced with a bank.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

The sign says: “Metal accessories”.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

The signs say: “TV sets”, “Electrical goods”, “Credit clearance”.

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Moscow: Thirty Years Later

Less trees, more cars…

Location:Moscow

via moskovsk-bambuk

18 thoughts on “Moscow: Thirty Years Later”

  1. DouglasU: yeah, it’s like they made up for 74 years without advertising by plastering it EVERYWHERE. I liked the Moscow of the ’80s better…

  2. The today photos look uglier because they were taken in Autumn or Spring while the old photos are taken in Summer.
    Also Hotel Moskva is gone and there’s a construction site in place of it, that looks sort of ugly but is temporary
    All in all the Arbat hasn’t changed that much

  3. lol @ all the eco nuts complaining about cars. If walking your ass of was so much better how come today Russians can’t buy cars fast enough?

  4. You haven;t got the pictures quite aligned and the time of year is not the same, but everything still looks better in the past. Less selfishness I suppose, people more willing to mingle.

    If this was Britain the most noticeable difference would be the ethnic minorities, anyone will tell you that!

  5. ProudGerman. Capitalism….. Comunism… Same Sh…t China have comunism to. But just visit Shanghai. You”ll se comunism in action

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