Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Those are photographs by Soviet photograph Sergei Podgorkov. Mostly people and their faces, but also scenes from Soviet life in Leningrad, now St.Petersburg. From 1970s to 1990.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Rzhevka, Leningrad. KAMAZ truck stuck in dirt, tractor came to rescue.

 

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

November 7th, 1984. November 7th was sort of Soviet “Independence Day” – the day when 1917 Revolution anniversary was celebrated.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Apraxin Court – one of the famous markets of Leningrad.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

No caption but looks like Soviet citizens searching something in trash cans.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Vodka shortage in 1990. Was selling rationed portions of it by special food stamps.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Volodarsky bridge, St.Petersburg.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Finnish traditional dance “Letkajenkka” performed in Leningrad. Look how people were dressed.

In case you wondered how it looks like here is a contemporary video of this dance.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

“Summer garden” or Letny Sad park in Leningrad.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Two Leningrad writers Gennadiy Grigoriev and Vasily Popov.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Obvodny Channel of Leningrad in 1980s.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Soldiers during their military camping.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

“KIds” railroad and its first mile.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Viktor Tsoy, cult Russian rock singer funerals. 1990.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Viktor Tsoy, cult Russian rock singer funerals. 1990.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Kids destroying an abandoned Soviet submarine in the docks.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Finlandsky railway station in Leningrad.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Fontanka street.

Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

More Fontanka street.

3 thoughts on “Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov”

  1. Wow, I never realized that the West had so much power as to pick the General Secretary of the Soviet Union. Of course, even if that was true, the West could hardly do a worse job than picking winners like Stalin.

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