Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Some call those photos propaganda, some are being nostalgic and think this was the best of what happened to Russia and her people ever. Those photos are very bright and show a really bright side of life in the state which disappeared long ago. There are no actors in the photos, no models, just people caught having a good time. Take a look at this really interesting set of photos. First photo above is Crimea in 1963.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

“Den Neptuna” or Day of Neptunus in youth camp in 1975. This was a must have holiday for all people spending their vacation on the Black Sea to dress up and party in Roman Neptunus style.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Sochi Riviera in 1970.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Green Parrot restaurant in Sochi, 1978.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Yacht voyage in Moscow region in 1963.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Moscow region, summer camping in 1967.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Gone camping at the famous Issyk Kul lake. 1959.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Wine tasting in Novorossiysk in the 1980s.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Having picnic on Don river shore in 1978.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

“White Nights” in Leningrad – group of students celebrate their graduation.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Romantic dinner, Soviet style.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Tourists playing guitar and singing. 1970s.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Young adults help to build Soviet State infrastructure across the country.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Family in the park in 1969.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Preparing to celebrate New Year in 1986.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Pre school on a field trip in 1966.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Summer camp for preschool kids in 1984 hosted by the Moscow Automobile Factory.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

First day of school in 1970s.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

High schoolers modeling a train in 1970s.

Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

Mushroom hunt went well…… circa 1981.

So what do you think?

15 thoughts on “Bright Moments in Life of USSR People”

  1. Somehow the girls in the forefront do not convince me. They appear way too clear and sharp compared to the rest of photo. I may be wrong but it looks Photoshopped!!

  2. True. I remember the days in the 1980s when Russians were sent in batches as tourists to India. Ofcourse it was before the Gorbachev era. As a Hospitality professional, I had the opportunity to cater to such groups, Men and beautiful women, young and elderly, engineers, doctors. They were all wonderful people and so disciplined. I remember their joy and happiness and how they enjoyed my party arrangements in the beach and danced late nights.

  3. I would highly recommend to smack your translator right on the head few times a day, just for the sh1ts and giggles. Trust me its not going to hurt him/her/it.

  4. it looks nice, and there are many pictures from old USA that look nice.

    but we lived under threat of nuclear war. every day, in the back of our minds, as children.

    if there was a way to rebuild the middle class, without the cold war, i would say yes in a heartbeat.

    maybe we will find it some day.

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