Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s

Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
1950s was the time of hopes, discoveries and technical progress. Moscow was booming: the new Stalin’s tall building, new subway stations, “Luzhniki” stadium, the world festival of youth and students hosted by the capital in summer 1952, the first underground pedestrian undercrossing. Take a look at Moscow of that amazing time.
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s
Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s

 

3 thoughts on “Flourishing Moscow of the 1950s”

  1. Whatever Soviet Union (with its abstract/stupid concepts and views) achieved, were at the cost of extreme forced consequences, compromises and human tragedies and created a pathetically inefficient system eventually – nothing much to admire about (those achievements) given the price paid/extracted I guess …

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  2. Maybe it’s just me – and perhaps it’s the film-stock quality as well – but I see nothing in these photos but a drab, lifeless city occupied by a scattering of drab, listless and slovenly people. There’s a complete and utter lack of joy and purpose, merely a daily grind of trying to get by.

    Granted, you might legitimately say the same thing about any large city. But comparing it to, say, photos of New York or Los Angeles from that same era, Moscow clearly is lacking.

    I’ve never been to Moscow. (Wouldn’t mind visiting.) But I’d like to think that things are much improved since these late Stalinist Era photos were taken.

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

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  3. The system was Top Down control. It all depended on ”who” was at the top and what they valued.
    Women suffered the most as cosmetics was not a priority.

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