Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Sometimes we post Soviet Union photos where people are smiling, laughing, doing stuff and look happy, and then we think “Man, that’s propaganda! They didn’t live like that”. So now let’s see some other approach to the Soviet reality. Vladimir, a photographer, was enjoying taking photos of life around him in the city of Moscow in the 1970s. In his photos people tend to smile less.

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s

However, even this can be propaganda from someone who got so tired of the Soviet country that he wanted to express it as dark as he could by taking photos of the fights and alcoholics…

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13 thoughts on “Soviet People Not Smiling Photos in 1970s”

    • It is obviously 1 May demonstration based upon strings of lights, many flags, many children, bright sun and no foliage. Inscription on float means “Militarism, anticommunism, zionism – a weapon of imperialism.”.
      Next picture with a train and disabled men on crutches. Inscription means “Communism is bright future of all mankind”

  1. If you walk around with a smile on your face in Russia (and many other countries) people think that you’re an idiot or trying to con someone. Smiles are for someone that you really like.

  2. Dewexdewex says:
    November 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    America still has its fair share of failed cities, destitution, institutional racism and poverty.

    “Communism is bright future of all mankind”

    We are still working on getting it right…

    All of them will match soon enough.

  3. Man , You people are amazing ..
    What a look into a time and a place .
    A fragment for sure , but as good as any other .
    All my thanks .

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