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    141419 An-2 was a Soviet...

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    An-2 was a Soviet short-take-off-and-landing 12-seat aircraft, nicknamed "kukuruznik" (corn duster). It was mostly used on short routes, at airfields without a concrete runway. It flew...
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    If anyone saw WWII German reels with the...

    If anyone saw WWII German reels with the reconnaissance platoons on bikes with sidecars, he'd find this a familiar site. Sans the Feldgrau color. The Soviets simply copied the WWII era BMW-R12 and...
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    And here's Yashin with his famous save on Lothar...

    And here's Yashin with his famous save on Lothar Emmerich in the 1966 World Cup semifinal (USSR 1 - West Germany 2)

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    141206 Goalkeeper Alexei "Tiger" Khomich dives...

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    Goalkeeper Alexei "Tiger" Khomich dives for the ball against Cardiff City, Cardiff, Wales, 1945. This was a match held by the British during a tour of the reinforced Dinamo Moscow team. ...
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    A fairly typical grocery store shelf from the...

    A fairly typical grocery store shelf from the 1970's - canned goods, canned goods and more canned goods.

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    Top shelf, from the left - bottled Kefir (buttermilk), cream cheese Soviet style,...
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    141182 Robert Capa in the USSR, 1947. A...

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    Robert Capa in the USSR, 1947. A bombed out monastery in Kiev.

    More shots here.

    https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/travel/robert-capa-russian-journal/
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    So, you wait and wait in line and then you strike...

    So, you wait and wait in line and then you strike gold. Six rolls of toilet paper are yours.

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    141171 It looks like a diner/restaurant in the...

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    It looks like a diner/restaurant in the late 80's, maybe even early 90's. The cone shape glass containers on the left is how the Soviets sold fruit juices. From the haircuts, the...
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    https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1241...

    https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/124189573_10158837984114764_670582646798045171_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=sGtJ_SlusLwAX-GO_vS&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-2.xx&oh=da6be8dbf88...
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    Ah, but can you do this? ...

    Ah, but can you do this?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyf6NsNz0Mw
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    Summer beach vacations in Yalta. Looks like the...

    Summer beach vacations in Yalta. Looks like the early 80's.

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    I am trying to ID the above car. It's from the...

    I am trying to ID the above car. It's from the early 1970's Pontiac Bonneville/Catalina/Oldsmobile Delta 88 family. Those were ~ 5.7m in length. A typical Soviet Lada was ~ 4.1M. There was a very...
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    Aleksandr Ranchukov (1943-2019) was a...

    Aleksandr Ranchukov (1943-2019) was a photographer from Kiev, Ukraine, who earned a living as an architectural photographer in the USSR but also took street photos in his off hours. Those became his...
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    141137 French photographer Claudine Doury...

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    French photographer Claudine Doury began going to the Artek "pioneer camp" in the summer of 1994, two years after the end of the USSR. But, as the French say, “Plus ša change, plus c'est...
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    Street food vendors, 1989 (the guy on the right...

    Street food vendors, 1989 (the guy on the right looks like a customer)

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    And this wasn't taken today. Or yesterday. Two...

    And this wasn't taken today. Or yesterday. Two cousins.
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    Not sure if this will show up without an FB...

    Not sure if this will show up without an FB account. A former neighbor posted this today.
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    https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/maxim_nm/51556845/...

    https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/maxim_nm/51556845/6694589/6694589_original.jpg

    May Day, 1987. Gorbachev, with Ryzhkov and Likhachev (I think)
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    https://avatars.mds.yandex.net/get-zen_doc/1565406...

    https://avatars.mds.yandex.net/get-zen_doc/1565406/pub_5db69bf7c05c7100ad0eab24_5db69bfc7cccba00b09a7d2d/scale_2400

    The kindergarten nanny is giving out the fish oil (in liquid form) to kids. ...
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    Soviet era hats. Because it's bleepin' cold...

    Soviet era hats. Because it's bleepin' cold without them.

    https://cdn.jpg.wtf/futurico/31/12/1603177899-31124497bcb1f0cf39fed8b20da9df2e.jpeg
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    https://cdn.fishki.net/upload/post/201601/10/18068...

    https://cdn.fishki.net/upload/post/201601/10/1806885/b45da3a976a6a387666cb89c4df703ad.jpg

    Obviously, a photo op. Yuri Gagarin is shopping for a film camera, Moscow, 1964.
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    I saw it for the first time earlier today on FB. ...

    I saw it for the first time earlier today on FB. A friend's post.

    A little more on Druzhba.

    http://architectuul.com/architecture/druzhba-sanatorium
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    Sanatorium "Druzhba", Yalta. Opened in 1985. ...

    Sanatorium "Druzhba", Yalta. Opened in 1985.

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    Ours were actually made of concrete pipes (hollow...

    Ours were actually made of concrete pipes (hollow inside) and the area was much larger than above too, @ ~ 20 x 10 meters. There were no horizontal rods either. We mostly played soccer or hockey...
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    140851 A ubiquitous Soviet washing machine...

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    A ubiquitous Soviet washing machine Riga55, allegedly a licensed copy of a Swedish model from the same era. Six million units made. A single chamber spinner. Water had to be poured in...
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