Foreign Stars In the USSR

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Today foreign stars coming to Russia is absolutely normal. But it used to be a whole event in the Soviet times. Some of them came for performing or as tourists, others were invited to take part in festivals.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

David Bowie was travelling by train “Vladivostok-Moscow” in 1973. He refused to fly by plane due to his phobia. Later he wrote that he was buying various food from grannies at the stations, allegedly it didn’t look yummy but turned out to be very delicious.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

He was rather impressed by Siberia, its vast territories and girls – conductors who were treating him to tasty tea. He even sang songs to them at nights.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Foreign Stars In the USSR

When he came to Moscow he put on his orange suit from Yves Saint Laurent and boots on hight platform.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

“If nothing happens with me before 1976 I will fly again” – he said. And yes, he came back to Moscow by plane together with Iggy Pop.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Later numerous foreign celebrities started to come to Moscow:

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Elthon John.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

BB King.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Boney M.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Billy Joel.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

And movie stars: Sophia Loren.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Elizabeth Taylor.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Gina Lollobrigida.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

The last too were confused in 1961 at the Moscow Film Festival when came three in identical dresses.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Kirk Douglas

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Gerard Depardieu and Al Pacino.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Sean Connery.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Faye Dunaway.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

British actors: Richard Todd, Carol Leslie, Peter Arne, Tommy Steele.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Isabella Rossellini.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Muhammad Ali.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

Nancy Reagan.

Foreign Stars In the USSR

And she shows we have to stop here!

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