Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Last week we showed you a nice set of pictures of the Russian capital before the revolution. Today it is turn of color photographs of old capital. The previous photo collection can be found here.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

This is traffic police.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

It reads “the four millionth car”.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

It reads “the three millionth car”.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

People are at the market.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

It’s the young hipster of those years.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

Old Moscow Photo Collection

This is the view of Moscow from the plane.

Old Moscow Photo Collection

“Forgive us, Crucified Russia!”

It used to be the golden time!

via zyalt

13 thoughts on “Old Moscow Photo Collection”

  1. What years are these pictures from? The Ladas were produced in the 70’s and 80’s Most popular cars in the Eastern Block, they were designed and licensed by Fiat

    • Actually, Lada Zhigulis (2107) were produced until the last year or two. I think they were last produced at a Suzuki factory in Egypt.

      For what it’s worth, the 3 millionth and 4 millionth cars appear to be Moskvitchs, not Ladas.

  2. I am completely confused by the last photo.

    Are they pining for the soviet era? Sad because a free people with so much potential was crushed under communism?

    Perhaps unhappy at an overabundance of planks and nails?

    What?

    • Last foto was made in 7 Nov 1991, Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. It is democratic meeting against communism. Month later USSR was collapsed.

  3. I’m not sure what a “free people” is. Free from oppression by both government and corporations? Free from subjugation by need for food/jobs/health care?

  4. Pity dates of photos are not clear. To me some photos look like they are from the very beginning of 80s (or even end of 70s) and some definitely belong to end of 80s or even beginning of 90s.

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