Era of Abundance in USSR

Era of Abundance in USSR

End of 1940s and beginning of the 1950s is considered to be another “Golden Era” of the Soviet country. War is over, country was recovering fast and was rebuilding everything. Soviet people who lived at that time said they were experiencing nice feelings about future and were very optimistic. Some say that there was very big abundance. Let’s see how it looked like:

Era of Abundance in USSR

Moscow largest shop opened after reconstruction. First customers in perfume section, 1954.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Celebrating 800 years of Moscow. 1947.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Selling breads and bread products actively first year after the ration food marks were abolished. 1947.

Era of Abundance in USSR

New residential complexes built for GAZ auto factory workers.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Testing new car ZIS 110 in 1947.

Era of Abundance in USSR

New “Pobeda” (Victory) cars on a conveyor belt, 1947.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Pre-school teacher with kids.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Russian celebrity on TV, 1950.

Era of Abundance in USSR

“Young figure-skaters”. 1956.

Era of Abundance in USSR

At the kitchen, 1950s.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Black Caviar. “Everything for the people” 1950s.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Workers at rest, travelling on a cruise boat, enjoying music. 1950-1953.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Building ministry of foreign affairs building in Moscow, 1950-53.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Same building, young students who work day at the construction site and study in the evening school. 1951.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Pioneers in class, 1952.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Reconstruction of Moscow GUM mall, 1953.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Presenting new clothes for village workers, 1953.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Moscow University at night, 1953.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Family of a ZIL automotive factory workshop foreman. 1954.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Looking at shop windows, 1954.

Era of Abundance in USSR

“First meeting”, Leningrad maternity hospital 1950s.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Moscow city chief architect review plans of the future city construction.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Making “Kalinin Avenue” by devastating old buildings.

Era of Abundance in USSR

Woman welder on a construction site.

Hope you liked the photos!

5 thoughts on “Era of Abundance in USSR”

  1. I would not call a five year waiting list to buy a car….abundance. Yes, there was an abundance of products but the quantities were generally quite small. People were relatively happy overall and many have good memories of the 1950s. It was only when news from the west revealed that most Soviet citizens were living a low standard of life compared to the people of Europe and America, that Russian became restless with their controlled economy.

    • …”when news from the west revealed that most Soviet citizens were living a low standard..l.”. Yes, then “reforms” were implemented and everybody was truly starving and worse than ever.

      • gorbachev and his belazheva gang sabotaged USSR on behalf of Tacher and Reagan and in return for organizing oligarchs in all ex USSR states. USSR was a beautiful place to live when compared to chaotic hell of the Russia in the 90s.

  2. I’d rather wait 5 years for a car, than have my kid gunned down by his fellow classmate in a school, all the while TV stations are broadcasting it live nation wide.

  3. Picture on Pg. 2 titled “Pre-school teacher with kids.”
    That’s a Shinto shrine. Was that at Sakhalin? The curiosity is killing me…

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