Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Firefighters came under the Ministry of the Interior (MVD). As such they were a quasi-military body – the MVD had its own troops, as well as being the ministry in charge of NKVD / KGB troops and border troops. There were also civilian Fire Defence organisations, which operated in the smaller towns and villages. Exclusive.

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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:

1980-s’ – The Golden Age of USSR. Militsiya or militia  is used as an official name of the civilian police in several former communist states. Photos and Art works from the SovietEraMuseum archive:

The 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt (19–21 August 1991), also known as the August Putsch or August Coup  was a coup d’état attempt by a group of members of the Soviet Union’s government to take control of the country from Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. The coup leaders were hard-line members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) who were opposed to Gorbachev’s reform program and the new union treaty that he

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Soviet racing cars. The SovietEraMuseum exclusive!

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 World Festival of Youth and Students is an international event, organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), a left-wing youth organization, jointly with the International Union of Students since 1947. The largest festival was the 6th, held in 1957 in Moscow, when 34,000 young people from 131 countries attended the event. This festival also marked the international debut of

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Kharkov is the second-largest city of Soviet Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv became the first city in Ukraine to acknowledge the Soviet power in December of 1917 and becoming later

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KAMAZ (Kamskiy avtomobilny zavod – translated: Kama Automobile Plant) is a Russian truck manufacturer located in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. KAMAZ opened its doors in 1976. Today, heavy duty models are exported to many areas of the world including Eastern Europe, Latin America, China, the Middle East, and North Africa. The trucks have won the Dakar Rally a record ten times. In 1969, the Central Committee of the CPSU and

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The VL80 is a Soviet built electric AC mainline freight locomotive. The initials VL are those of Vladimir Lenin  after whom the class is named. The VL80 is a dual-section locomotive composed of two identical units, each resting on four two-axle bogies, powered by eight НБ-418К6 (en: NB-4186K6) electric tractive motors equipped with axle-support suspension. The use of a single section of VL80 is technically

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