Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Lithuania was part of USSR since WW2 and became independent in 1991. Since 2004 it’s part of European Union and has euro currency circulating since 2015. But let’s look how the country capital city Vilnius was looking during Soviet Era. Starting with this Lithuanian student of Vilnius State University in 1977.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Panoramic photo of Vilnius, Lithuanian capital in 1965.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Touristic book store on Gorky street in Vilnius historical centre. 1966.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Inside the “Gintas” hotel in Vilnius. 1966.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

“To the bright future” mosaics in Vilnius. 1966.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Vilnius State University was founded in 1579, was the oldest and biggest university in USSR.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Vilnius city square.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Gediminas tower on a castle square, 1969.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Newly built panel Soviet typical houses in Vilnius. You can see a Zaporozhets car near one of them. 1969.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

“Lenin’s Square” in Vilnius. 1969. This Lenin figure was lately dismounted when Lithuania got its independence.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Another newly built house in Vilnius 1972. Lithuanians as all other Soviet citizens were getting apartments for free from the Soviet State.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

“Rimma Dolls” were produced by Vilnius toy factory in Soviet times. 1972.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Restaurant on one of the Vilnius central streets.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Vilnius state university graduate students. 1972.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Young citizens of Vilnius in 1972.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Lenin avenue in Vilnius 1973.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Lithuanian boys choir, 1973.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Gediminas tower on the Castle mountain in VIlnius, 1973.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

Another new Soviet built neighborhood in Vilnius, 1979.

Soviet Vilnius in Pictures

“Good morning” sculpture in a new Vilnius neighborhood 1980.

 

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  1. In Switzerland today in almost all newly developed areas it looks just the very same as in the picture with the title “Another new Soviet built neighborhood in Vilnius, 1979.” The difference is, there are even less trees, greenery and much more asphalt right around the buildings. Even childrens play grounds are built just besides the streets instead of in the centres of the new living areas. Also most new buildings are calculated und built to last a few decades only… after a couple of years they (the new buildings) beginn to show dark atains from wind and weather and soon look like many decades old. it is all in all a grave time for architecture fit for healthy living…

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