Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

One American specialist was on a business trip in the USSR in 1930 and took these photos. Some of them were taken in Moscow, some – in Kazan, Tatarstan, though we cannot be sure about the rest.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet people are looking at the foreign photographer near the shop of alcoholic beverages.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

This city N was full of barbersops and funeral houses so it seemed the only things people did there were cutting their hair and burying relatives.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

It was the funeral house where coffins were sold.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Kvass drink is being sold in one of the streets.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Foreigners in the USSR.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The men were selling cakes.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The keys were being sold.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

One could come to the sulfur and mineral bathhouses.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

People are standing in the line for alcohol.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

“Books are a powerful weapon of mass initiation”.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

“Do not take the books and papers away to your summer houses!”

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The train has one car only.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

People are standing at the shop.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The man has Ford A car.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The bus being fuelled.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

One could win a world tour in еру lottery.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The banner invites to the park of culture and recreation.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The boys clean the shoes.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

People are standing at the canteen.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Farm workers are having lunch.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The man sells suitcases.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

At the bakery.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Another shop selling alcohol.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The poultry industry was developing.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The Soviet Tatarstan was celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Bread is brought to the workers’ cooperative.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

“Long live the unity of the Communist International, Lenin”.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

People are standing in the line for tobacco under the advertising banner of the lottery.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

It’s a steam tractor.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The man is selling gramophones and records.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

“Not peace, but a sword brings capitalism the international revolutionary professional movement”.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

The bus stop is near Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Soviet Union Back In 1930

“Loans are the support of industrialization”.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

At the workers’ cooperative.

Soviet Union Back In 1930

Auto part are sold.

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17 thoughts on “Soviet Union Back In 1930”

    • I don’t say that’s true, but ethnic minorities like Apache, Cherokee, Chippewa or Blacks have always been treated badly in USA.

      • Ignore him…he is an idiot…has no clue what he is talking about…I’m Cherokee and have access to the “nation”. I went to school for free, I have first dibs on all government hiring, and I get a stipend if I leave the “nation”. He knows Russia like he knows Native Americans.

  1. “Not peace, but a sword”
    they translated sword as “glaive” in French. I looked up the image and it looks like a butcher’s cleaver. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaive

    • People didnt smile in photos back then, and it is considered untrustworthy to smile in Russia. Brush up on your knowledge. And yes, the American recession at this time was harsh, while the Soviets were on the rise, before being pulled into a war they almost singlehandedly won.

  2. The lady in the first picture has bound feet (also known as “Lotos Feet”). A custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet and symbol of beauty in Chinese culture.

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