A few pictures to show you how people did laudering in the USSR. On the photo above – special wooden structure for laundry in a Russian village.
Left: laundry in the Sukhon river, Vologda region, 1950. Right: laudrywomen in the Moskva river, 1925.
Scene from a Soviet movie.
Washing house, Kuzbass, Gornaya Shoriya, 1981.
One of the first models of washing machines, 1958.
Compact washing machine “Malyutka”, Sverdlovsk, 1984. Свердловск, 1984. It could wash up to 4 kg of linen.
Automated washing machine “Vyatka”, 1978.
Washing house in Chelyabinsk, 1935-1940.
Domestic services enterprise “Chaika” in Moscow.
Washing house in Novosibirsk, 1973.