History of Russia in pictures (50 photos)

Cool pictures of the Union from the beginning to the end. Individual stories in the history of the country.

Street photographer, 1920.



«Songs not sing. Vodka drink. Keep quiet. " The fight in the yard doss-house, 1895 | Photo: Mikhail Dmitriev



In Russia - the first Russian revolution. Writer Maxim Gorky pokes broom opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, 1905.



Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 | Photo: Abram Shterenberg



Cabby watered with water horse 1924



Gym class at the Uzbek school, 1935 | Photo: George Zelma


And fun, and scary. Comrade Stalin welcome young pioneers, 1935 | Photo: Ivan Shahin


"Are we to stand still?" The parade of athletes on Red Square, 1936 | Photo: Ivan Shahin


Uzbek athletes parade? No, it's the builders of the Great Fergana Canal, 1939 | Photo: Max Alpert


Trams on Nevsky rose, people with smiles on their faces fleeing to the shelter. One of the first bombing of Leningrad, June 24, 1941 | Photo by Gregory Devil


A little more than three months before the beginning of the occupation of Kharkov by the Germans. Service in one of the churches in the city, 1941 | Photo: Simon Friedland


The farmers are considering a downed German plane, 1944 | Photo: George Zelma


The end of the war. Victory Salute to the Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 1945 | Photo: Boris Kudoyarov


Footballers Moscow "Dynamo" in London, November 1945 | Photo: Ivan Shahin


Assembling cars ZIS-110 at the Moscow Automobile Plant, 1946 | Photo: Ivan Shahin


Marshal Semyon Budyonny on parade November 7, 1947 on Red Square


Leningrad Avenue near the stadium "Dinamo" before a football match, 1949 | Photo: Ivan Shahin


The famous football goalkeeper Alex Khomich, 1950 | Photo: Michael Botashev


Stalin died - someone crying, someone happy. The funeral of the leader on the Red Square, 1953 | Photo: Peter Chernov


The theme of the decade - the development of virgin lands. Tselinnik preparing dinner on the field camp, 1955 | Photo: Isaac Tunkel


An unprecedented event - a week of French film in Moscow! Philip Gerard, the famous Tulip Fanfan, among Muscovites, 1955 | Photo: Yakov Berliner


Hunter with a wounded duck, 1956 | Photo: Nikolai Kozlovsky


Torah reading in a Moscow synagogue, 1956 | Photo: Yakov Berliner


Another incredible event for Moscow in those years - Youth Festival 1957. In virtually closed to foreign countries came thousands of delegates of the festival from all over the world. It was fun and unusual | Photo: Ivan Shahin


In this photo RIAN archive signed simply: "Students in the classroom." However, if you look closely, the students do a writing assignment in Hindi - in the late fifties we strongly friends with India and, apparently, in some cases even begun to teach children the language of a friendly state | Photo: Vladimir Minkevich


The boys call on street phone, 1961 | Photo: Oleg Neelov


Incomparable Maya Plisetskaya. That it was in 1963 | Photo by Alexander Tikhanov


Physics and lyrics - the theme early 60s. Famous, iconic picture of Vladimir Tarasevich "Duel», 1963.


Photo beautiful, but the date makes me doubt. I think this scene took off for a couple of years earlier. Schoolboy, 1963 | Photo: Mikhail Ozerskiy


Severe everyday life of the Baltic occupation. Students Vilnius Art School playing football after school, 1964


Vilnius, 1965. Miniskirts there appeared a couple of years before | Photo: Marius Baranauskas


Dmitri Shostakovich, 1965 | Photo: Mikhail Ozerskiy


Fantastic photo hunter from Kyrgyzstan, 1966 | Photo: Edward Wilczynski


"Prague Spring". Hard dialogue on the street, 1968. | Photo: Valeriy Shustov


Trainer Stepan Isaakyan (right) on the Black Sea beach, 1967 | Photo: Yuri Somov


The word "auto repair" will go down in the lexicon of Soviet man a little later. And in 1969, a broken-down car on the road need to repair their own | Photo by Alexey Shcherbakov


In the late 60's Lyudmila Tourischeva knew the whole country. At 16, she became the Olympic champion at the Games in 1968 in Mexico City | Photo: Dmitry Donskoy


70 - the heyday of Soviet aviation | Photo: Alex Polikashin


Military pilots at the airport, 1970


Rocketry before the parade on Red Square November 7, 1970.


Great doctor Nikolai Amosov, 1973 | Photo: Max Alpert


CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, 1973 | Photo by Vladimir Malyshev


Mirror of the soul of Soviet man late 70's - Alla Pugacheva, 1979 | Photo: Andrew Naidenov


On a farm in the village of losevodcheskoy Sumarokovo Kostroma Region, 1979 | Photo: Vyacheslav Bobkov


Friends, 1981 | Photo: Victor Chistyakov


Grandmaster Mikhail Tal, 1982 | Photo: Dmitry Donskoy


Restoration work on the Mamaev Hill, 1986 | Photo: Vitaly Arutyunov


Soldiers return from Afghanistan, 1986 | Photo: Yuri Somov


Earthquake in Spitak, 1988 | Photo: Alexander Makarov


Moscow, August 22, 1991 | Photo by Alexey Fedoseyev


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