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50+ Candid Photos Of Soviet Union From the 1950s To 1970s Capturing Everyday Life Of People

During its existence, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was by area the world’s largest country. It was also one of the most diverse, with more than 100 distinct nationalities living within its borders. In addition to having the world’s longest coastline, the U.S.S.R. had the longest frontiers. Under the constitution adopted in the 1930s and modified down to October 1977, the political foundation of the U.S.S.R. was formed by the Soviets (Councils) of People’s Deputies. These stunning historical photos were taken by some of the best Soviet Union photographers will bring you a great trip back to the USSR era. So vote your favorites, and don’t forget to share.

#1 Swans, 1963 – Evgeny Umnov

Swans, 1963 - Evgeny Umnov

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#2 March sun, 1962 – Grigory Mkhitaryan

March sun, 1962 - Grigory Mkhitaryan

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#3 Poultry-maid, Kirovsk, 1950 – Yakov Ryumkin

Poultry-maid, Kirovsk, 1950 - Yakov Ryumkin

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#4 The parade on the Red Square, 1970 – Alexander Nagralyan

The parade on the Red Square, 1970 - Alexander Nagralyan

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#5 Badly finished, 1960 – Nikolay Horunzhy

Badly finished, 1960 - Nikolay Horunzhy

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#6 Flood – Vladimir Lagrange

Flood - Vladimir Lagrange

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#7 Belousova and Protopopov, 1965 – Sergey Lidov

Belousova and Protopopov, 1965 - Sergey Lidov

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#8 That is my temper, 1969 – Dmitry Vozdvizhensky and Nina Sviridova

That is my temper, 1969 - Dmitry Vozdvizhensky and Nina Sviridova

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#9 Silhouette, 1960 – Miroslav Murazov

Silhouette, 1960 - Miroslav Murazov

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#10 Non of my dog’s business, 1965 – Vladimir Bogdanov

Non of my dog’s business, 1965 - Vladimir Bogdanov

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#11 Crew, Moscow, 1980 – Yury Abramochkin

Crew, Moscow, 1980 - Yury Abramochkin

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#12 Swing, 1977 – Mikhail Golosovsky

Swing, 1977 - Mikhail Golosovsky

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#13 Youth wins, Moscow, 1963 – Anatoly Boldin

Youth wins, Moscow, 1963 - Anatoly Boldin

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#14 Three stripped vests, 1968 – Sergey Petrukhin

Three stripped vests, 1968 - Sergey Petrukhin

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#15 New Zaporozhets, 1960 – Nikolay Rakhmanov

New Zaporozhets, 1960 - Nikolay Rakhmanov

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#16 I don’t give a damn on Malthus, 1960 – Victor Akhlomov

I don’t give a damn on Malthus, 1960 - Victor Akhlomov

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#17 Rural school, 1970 – Vadim Opalin

Rural school, 1970 - Vadim Opalin

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#18 Aleksey Leonov, the commander of the spaceship Soyuz-14, 1973 – Albert Pushkarev

Aleksey Leonov, the commander of the spaceship Soyuz-14, 1973 - Albert Pushkarev

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#19 Who will be the new boss of the dating agency? (A title in the newspaper), 1970 – Boris Kauffman

Who will be the new boss of the dating agency? (A title in the newspaper), 1970 - Boris Kauffman

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#20 Sunday, 1965 – Igor Gnevashev

Sunday, 1965 - Igor Gnevashev

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#21 Odessa. Stairs, 1969 – Friedrich Greenberg

Odessa. Stairs, 1969 - Friedrich Greenberg

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#22 An eruption of Tolbachik volcano, 1975 – Vadim Gippenreyter

An eruption of Tolbachik volcano, 1975 - Vadim Gippenreyter

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#23 Pushkin Square, Moscow, 1940 – Naum Granovsky

Pushkin Square, Moscow, 1940 - Naum Granovsky

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#24 Morning on a beach, Bashkiria, 1978 – Alexander Grashchenkov

Morning on a beach, Bashkiria, 1978 - Alexander Grashchenkov

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#25 Loss, 1964 – Eduard Pesov

Loss, 1964 - Eduard Pesov

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#26 A break, 1970 – Lev Sherstennikov

A break, 1970 - Lev Sherstennikov

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#27 Evgeny Morgunov’s surprising, 1970 – Vasily Egorov

Evgeny Morgunov’s surprising, 1970 - Vasily Egorov

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#28 Rooks came, 1964 – Mikola Gnisyuk

Rooks came, 1964 - Mikola Gnisyuk

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#29 55C, 1964 – Koposov Gennady

55C, 1964 - Koposov Gennady

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#30 1970s – Yakutia, the river Lena

1970s - Yakutia, the river Lena

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#31 Bosom friends. Mikhail Rumiantsev, 1977 – Yury Belinsky

Bosom friends. Mikhail Rumiantsev, 1977 - Yury Belinsky

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#32 A sad holiday. New Year in a psychiatric hospital, Moscow, 1988 – Pavel Krivtsov

A sad holiday. New Year in a psychiatric hospital, Moscow, 1988 - Pavel Krivtsov

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#33 Winter, 1965 – Yury Lunkov

Winter, 1965 - Yury Lunkov

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#34 A soldier, 1973 – Vladimir Vyatkin

A soldier, 1973 - Vladimir Vyatkin

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#35 Strokes of childhood, 1957 – Leonid Lazarev

Strokes of childhood, 1957 - Leonid Lazarev

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#36 Sports ornament, 1959 – Lev Borodulin

Sports ornament, 1959 - Lev Borodulin

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#37 Competition of hairdressers in Moscow, 1975 – Igor Gavrilov

Competition of hairdressers in Moscow, 1975 - Igor Gavrilov

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#38 Alert on the position ZUR, 1970 – Vasily Kunyaev

Alert on the position ZUR, 1970 - Vasily Kunyaev

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#39 A morning for my girl, 1975 – Wilhelm Micheilowski

A morning for my girl, 1975 - Wilhelm Micheilowski

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#40 The record jump of Valery Brumel, 1963 – Alexander Ptitsyn

The record jump of Valery Brumel, 1963 - Alexander Ptitsyn

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#41 Torpedoman Victor Cherokov, 1936 – Yakov Halip

Torpedoman Victor Cherokov, 1936 - Yakov Halip

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#42 At the exhibition. A girl with a bag, 1960 – Nikolay Tokarev

At the exhibition. A girl with a bag, 1960 - Nikolay Tokarev

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#43 Trains are going to a frontline, 1941 – Alexander Ustinov

Trains are going to a frontline, 1941 - Alexander Ustinov

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#44 Orange sun, 1960 – Anatoly Hrupov

Orange sun, 1960 - Anatoly Hrupov

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#45 The rhythm of the labour, 1960 – Nikolay Matorin

The rhythm of the labour, 1960 - Nikolay Matorin

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#46 The festival of youth and students on the Moscow streets, 1957 – Mikhail Trakhman

The festival of youth and students on the Moscow streets, 1957 - Mikhail Trakhman

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#47 A road, 1975 – Gunar Binde

A road, 1975 - Gunar Binde

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#48 Bread was brought, 1960 – Grigory Dubinsky

Bread was brought, 1960 - Grigory Dubinsky

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#49 On the 1st of May parade. Ice cream, 1950 – Yury Krivonosov

On the 1st of May parade. Ice cream, 1950 - Yury Krivonosov

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#50 TV presenters, 1960 – Lev Porter

TV presenters, 1960 - Lev Porter

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#51 Fire in Moscow, 1960 – Vladislav Kivrin

Fire in Moscow, 1960 - Vladislav Kivrin

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#52 On the ashes, Zhizdra, 1943 – Mikhail Savin

On the ashes, Zhizdra, 1943 - Mikhail Savin

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#53 Blocking, 1970 – Igor Utkin

Blocking, 1970 - Igor Utkin

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#54 The earthquake in Armenia, Spitak, 1988 – Kopachev Alexander

The earthquake in Armenia, Spitak, 1988 - Kopachev Alexander

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#55 80 km away from the Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine, 1989 – Igor Kostin

80 km away from the Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine, 1989 - Igor Kostin

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#56 100 000 demonstrators, Baku, 1989 – Solovyov Andrey

100 000 demonstrators, Baku, 1989 - Solovyov Andrey

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#57 Mikhail Gorbachev surrounded by 2250 members of the new Congress, 1989 – Vladimir Fedorenko

Mikhail Gorbachev surrounded by 2250 members of the new Congress, 1989 - Vladimir Fedorenko

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#58 Unnamed – Vladimir Velengurin

Unnamed - Vladimir Velengurin

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