Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

After Russian army entered Europe in 1944-45 they have started putting their traffic controllers on the crossroads of the main European cities. Same thing was done by Nazi commanders a few years before – they have installed the German language road signs all over the Europe and conquered part of Russia, now this time the road signs were in Russian. Let’s see how it was.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

A few first photos are from Russia: Moscow and smaller cities and towns were also governed by Russian army controllers to control traffic.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Now this  is Vienna in April 1945. The signs says “Vienna” in Russian. Just imagine.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

“River Oder” in Europe.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Border with Austria. Sign in Russia marks this spot, says “Austria”.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet traffic controller in Berlin Germany.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Belarus.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Vyborg Russia.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Haha this one is funny. A border with German. A Russian sign. Guess what sign says? Just “Germany”? Now, it would be to easy. It says “Here, lays the damned Germany”.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Berlin, Germany, near Reichstag it says “Congratulations with First of May” (Labor day in Russia).

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Another Russian traffic controller in Berlin, Russia. All signs in Russia showing directions to Berlin, Frankfurt, Poznan etc. Russian road signs are much bigger than native German ones.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Russian traffic controller in Berlin, Germany.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Another Soviet traffic controller next to Royal Palace in Berlin.Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Berlin.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Ex-Koeningsberg, now Kaliningrad.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Berlin.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Berlin.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Leningrad.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Czechoslovakia.

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

American soldier ladies salut to Russian traffic controller lady in Berlin. The signs in Russian say “slow down 5km/h”

 

6 thoughts on “Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe”

  1. The 5th Foto on Page 2 definitly shows Opernring/Kärntnerstrasse om Vienna/Austria not Berlin. The building on the left is the Vienna Opera House. The road leading into distance in the middle of the picture is the Kärntnerstrasse.

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