Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga is a capital of Latvia now, but for around 45 years it was a part of USSR. This is how life looked there during the Soviet reign.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Sculptures in Dom’s catherdral.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Traditional dance groups performing at Riga day of the city celebration.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

More dancing groups.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Night at the Brivibas street.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Liberty statue in the city downtown and day of the city celebration.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

A restored old Russian 1913 Russo-Balt firetruck. Restored by Riga enthusiasts and taking part in retro car parade in 1978.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga sea port. Soviet LADAs wait their turn to be exported abroad.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Stone bridge across Daugava river in 1980.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Illumination of night Soviet Riga.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

A cafe on shore of Riga city channel.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Old town in Riga.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga main street – Brivibas street in 1981.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga city skyline.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Arts museum in Riga.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Artists perform at Riga stadium “Dinamo”.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Riga city park.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Another piece of old town in Soviet Riga.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Another Riga park.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

And again Riga main street – Brivibas street during Soviet times.

Soviet Riga in 1970s-1980s

Kalpaka boulevard.

 

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