Exlusive of Soviet Era Museum: Our reportage from photo exhibition “130 anniversary of Moscow City Telephone Network 1882-2012″ (Moscow, Russian Federation)

The Moscow City Telephone Network is a publicly held utility providing local telephone service to over 4,000,000 subscribers in the city of Moscow, Russia. Its Latin acronym is MGTS.  Founded in 1882, the network has a long and glorious history. The Bell International Telephone Company built a manually operated exchange with a capacity of 800 numbers and 26 households signed up. In two years the roll had increased to 3,000.  In 1891, the Swedish-Danish-Russian Joint-Stock Company signed a contract to provide service to Moscow for 18 years. Progress continued apace. In 1987 the network was converted to electronic switching.

Pre revolution period:

Soviet period:

Georgiy Zhukov, 1943

Leonid Brezhnev and Nikita Khrushev, 1962

Perestroyka and the end of Soviet Empire

1986, Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Margaret Thatcher in USSR, 1990


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