Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of “Perestroika” and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

A villager’s wedding.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Girl selling something at a marketplace. What is this?Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Donetsk. Coal miners.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

 A factory in Donetsk.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Synagogue in Chernovtsy. Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Farm in Donetsk to produce food for the city.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Orthodox priests bless foods for the Easter holiday in Odessa.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Yalta city, Lenin’s portrait in a children’s chess club.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Lviv, view on the Russkaia street.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Donetsk. A coal miner gets his lungs checked.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Newly weds in Kiev.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Kiev, inside Vladimirski cathedral.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Another village wedding in Chereshenka (or “little cherry”) village.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Lviv, chessplayers in a park.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Donetsk, Victory day parade and the veterans of WW2.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Musicians at a village wedding in the Little Cherry village.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Pioneers in Donetsk.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Yalta, people at the beach on the Black Sea.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Local market place in the little town of Pereslav.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

A  fourteenth century Polish castle in Eastern Lviv.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Another wedding.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

“Glasnost” poster. Also an exhibition exposing Stalin’s crimes.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Khotin castle on Dnestr river.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Some more posters.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

A football game.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

New born babies.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Ticket sales for a “magic show”.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Villagers in the Carpathian mountains near Chernotsy.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Odessa, hair salon.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Odessa, a party!

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Kiev, a WW2 Memorial

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Kiev, the October Revolution square.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Odessa, Aleksander monastery.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Newlyweds drinking “Na Zdorovje!”.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Odessa, roadworks.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Odessa, on a railway station.Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Chernovtsy, hair salon. Women drying their hair.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Kiev, famous Bessarabian market.

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

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