Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

They presented examples of Russian “fast-constructed” houses that were erected in their thousands during that time to accommodate the influx of people into the cities.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Soviet fashion.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Even Soviet cars (and carpets in the background).

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

The expo was visited by different sorts of American people. They were wondering what was going on behind the iron curtain.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

The hall was decorated with Soviet propaganda as well as Lenin portraits and quotes.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Soviet fur coats were causing envy in some New York ladies hearts.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Map of Moscow developments.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Soviet space landing module.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Some examples of older Russian art were also displayed there.

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Russian Expo in New York in 1959

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