Archive for the ‘Cities’ Category

Cheboksary is the capital city of the Soviet Chuvash Republic and a large port on the Volga River. Population: 419,592 (1989 Census) Some rare photos from SovietEraMusem archive:

Diamond Fund  is a unique collection of gems, jewelry and natural nuggets, stored and exhibited in Moscow Kremlin, Russia. The Fund dates back to the Russian Crown treasury instituted by emperor Peter I of Russia in 1719. Preservation, sales and looting of imperial treasures after the Russian Revolution of 1917 is a matter of controversy and speculation. The Imperial collection was moved from Saint

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Valenki  are traditional Russian winter footwear, essentially felt boots: the name valenok literally means “made by felting”. Valenki are made of wool felt. They are not water-resistant, and are often worn with galoshes to keep water out and protect the soles from wear and tear. Exclusive of the SovietEraMuseum. Photos from Valenki museum in Yaroslavl region:

The SovietEraMuseum exclusive. Photo postcards about Gas & Oil Industry in USSR:

The Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum is a museum dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster. The museum is located in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. It houses an extensive collection of scale models, visual media, memorabilia, artifacts, and other representational items designed to educate the public about many aspects of the Chernobyl disaster. Several exhibits depict the

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Perestroyka and The End of Soviet Empire: Soviet alcoholics and homeless. Boris Mikhailov with panoramic Gorizont-5 camera. Reportage “Near Land”

The Baikal-Amur Mainline is a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 5⁄6 in) broad gauge railway line in Russia. Traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, the 4,324 km (2,687 mi) long BAM runs about 610 to 770 km (380 to 480 miles) north of and parallel to the Trans-Siberian railway. SovietEraMuseum present unique photos about The Baikal-Amur Mainline:

Moscow  is the capital city and the most populous city of USSR. SovietEraMuseum present a great photo story about ‘golden years’ of Soviet Moscow:

The hammer and sickle (☭) are a part of communist symbolism and their usage indicates an association with communism, a communist party, or a communist state. This symbol features a hammer and a sickle overlapping each other. The two tools are symbols of the industrial proletariat and the peasantry; placing them together symbolizes the unity between industrial and agricultural workers. This emblem was conceived during the Bolshevik Revolution. It is

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