In the early 1970s, the population of Leningrad was around four million and the city was developing rapidly. Many new residential boroughs were built to accommodate the growing population. The Dostoevsky and Rimsky-Korsakov Museums were established. The Na Fontanke Youth Theatre was opened in 1974. A monument commemorating the victims and heroism of the siege was unveiled in 1975.
Previously we’ve shared interesting vintage photos of St. Petersburg from the 1960s and today we’re sharing some more photos of old Leningrad from the 1970s.