The Soviet Union was so huge and colorful, so different and multicultural that one who could travel across its enormous territory might have a feeling of being to many many countries. Frank Baumgart was one of those happy foreigners who travelled to various corners of the USSR in 1970-72 and took plenty of interesting photos that look so nostalgic now.
Women in Moldova are holding a carpet they made with their hands.
Lavender of Moldova.
Tiraspol. Two young Moldavian performers are talking to foreign journalists.
Dancing on the bank of the Dniester river.
Port of Odessa, Ukraine.
Wonderful Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is rich in watermelons.
Knife sharpening in Samarkand.
Women at a factory of Samarkand are making national headware – “tyubeteikas”.
Silk is used for making national apparels.
Playing the national instruments for a wedding. Samarkand.
Old architecture in Samarkand.
Cotton harvesters in Samarkand.