Photos from family albums period of "stagnation" of the USSR, someone calls it the flowering of someone "developed socialism", but nevertheless, people lived here and considered it important to preserve these moments. And people then were just such as the photographs.
New Year Performance. New 1960
Perhaps the most striking contrast to the Soviet Union from all other companies was a joyful confidence that "tomorrow will be better than yesterday» © vast majority of people.
The new society has made the seemingly impossible in principle - the world leader in space, nuclear energy, education ... twice rebuilt the country. People dreamed of space runs and know - it is possible. Boys usually USSR knew what a "white dwarf", neutron star, black hole and through one dreamed of a career not a banker, and the work of a pioneering astronaut. This tree Kremlin.
Over a year of Gagarin's flight. May 9, 1960 Velsk. Veteran Bragin.
Just 15 years after the war. Two orders of "Red Star" and two "World War II" - 1 and 2 degrees: worthy veteran fought Bragin.
Almost every family someone fought in many died someone from relatives. I remember the 70s - in our entrance of the 15 apartments has lived 5 veterans, they were all 50 years or more. Throughout the house of hundreds of apartments they were somewhere 40-50 people. On Victory Day, they went into the yard, jingling medals, then went to the military cemetery nearby, used to sit on a bench in the yard, some "passed pile" and then went home to the table. It was a family holiday, guests are usually not called. Russian things on people do not like to hold. Father did not like to talk about the war, but on the Victory Day, he began to remember how it was - Kursk, Dnieper ...
Then we started foaming at the mouth convince the camps were "tens of millions" that "every family who was sitting in this afraid to admit." Then the "victims of repression" that is, the old criminals and their families began to give compensation - it was profitable to be "victims of Stalinism." But somehow it turns out that the "innocent victims" have almost was not. Throughout the house - one person in a hundred apartments.
Hunter. Velsk. 1960
Buy hunting or small-caliber weapons until the end of the 50s was quite simple - come to the store and buy. Then a little more complicated - ohotbilet needed, then even more difficult ... For some reason, the closer to the "restructuring", the harder it becomes to weapons. And the easiest way to hunting and other weapons were under Stalin.
May Day demonstration. 1961
Really happy, sang songs, danced to the accordion. Not only as the KGB and Communist Party committee makes people smile for the family album.
Fidel. Irkutsk 1961
Rarity - private photos of Fidel in the USSR. I wonder - how dramatically different from his face began to degenerate mugs regional party bosses spill. But while it is not particularly annoyed. This is the year of Gagarin's flight.
New Year. KINDERGARTEN 1967
The world's best nurseries. Without exaggeration. With elaborate systems scientists and nutritional standards, pre-school education, mode of education, specially designed toys. Children's parties, pop stars, and of the most favorite holiday - New Year. Naturally, with Santa Claus.
New Year in the kindergarten. 60
Each kindergarten was a pediatrician, nurses, cleaners, cooks ...
This close and not in kindergartens, for example, in the United States or Canada. Opposite - the wretched food, unsanitary conditions where sick children sleep on the floor on a bed next to healthy - yes, there are no bedrooms, in our kindergartens. Piano there just is not.
Now we are trying to explain that the children were not put in anything ...
A six year old child could safely walk alone. This "civilized" countries have banned not only produce one walk, and even left unattended to 12 years under the threat that the child will be taken away from their parents. They call it strange - "democracy" and what is even more strange - "free" citizens do not protest and without a peep swallow. In the USSR it was just incredible savagery, the same as we think cannibalism among the Papuans and the children grow up normal and healthy, and telezombi brought up comics and duroskopom.
Children's Garden. Nevelsk 1970
This is now the kindergarten teachers live in poverty, and then it was a very worthy, important and interesting profession. Educators subscribed to magazines by profession, constantly learn new methods of upbringing and education. In short, the "totalitarianism". Now there is something to compare.
Children's Garden. Playing in the store. 70
Playing in the store. Surprisingly - not the Teletubbies, monsters or Fellowship of the children very happy. Kindergartens were very cheap, and sometimes nothing at all. Therefore, to raise children was not much trouble - her mother could easily work or study when education, nutrition and education of her child engaged professionals.
First Class. 1966
The world's best education for all. Single-designed and well-standardized system. It is produced in the West ambitious ignoramuses with sketchy haphazard knowledge, while "totalitarianism" somehow care about the harmony of man - is not only important knowledge, but also the ability to think, the soul of man and his physical perfection. Such a wealth of world literature, such a depth of knowledge of the history of the world there was no one in the world. Project of the USSR since its founding was based on the highest possible development of every human being. Of course not everything can be done, especially when you consider the starting level of "Russia-that-they-lost", but progress has been tremendous. Education of the USSR was built on in order to see the best in people. On the one hand, fine, but on the other turns the inadequacy of perception. We thought about the people better than they are. We were his idea, for example, about the Anglo-Saxons, Germans and the French on the basis of acquaintance with the best examples of their work and history. This helped to deceive us ... The reality is much unsightly. Lesson us the future.
1st Class 1966
What was the fate of these wonderful girls now?
September 1 GSVG 70th
GSVG (Group of Soviet Forces in Germany), the one that feared to convulsions in the West. Military town - the children of those who served there and worked.
This party leadership has got moronic song about "the struggle for peace," tuning in to the surrender of the country. And like the officer with Service Ribbon, sang other songs, "We have been with you half the world, 'repeated if necessary." And "probable friends" knew clearly: if necessary - repeat. Therefore, choked squeal about the "Soviet threat».
First Call. Moscow 1970
School Competitions. Moscow 1975
It was really great, especially the game "Summer lightning».
Physical education classes in the school pool. Moscow 1976
Schools began to appear, furnished with the latest pedagogical science. Swimming pools, gyms beautiful, mugs, world's best educational films, equipment in the offices of physics and chemistry reagents in the offices - for each student. This still does not have in the West, and their education system already and will not be.
Summer camp - practically free for parents. Elaborate system of recreation and education - sports, recreation, work, clubs and sections right there. For everyone. Nowhere in the world was not like this.
Factory Pionerlager. 1965
Pioneering fires and friendship all remember.
Agrarian country was transformed into an industrial pace unprecedented in history, natural, rural population was drastically reduced, and the city - in the same rise sharply. If in 20 years lived in the village for about 85-90% of the population in 70 urban population was more than 60%, and most villagers lived in Central Asia. Despite the enormous productivity gains in agriculture as a result of mechanization and use of chemicals, it still required a large share of manual labor for harvesting. Do not hold the same for this special seasonal workers, which the rest of the year there is nothing to do - it is Russia, not America, where it is possible to take two or three crops a year. Russia has always required a large acreage in our harsh climate and productivity are always in our climate will be lower, ceteris paribus.
Therefore, it was the right decision - to use urban dwellers for seasonal harvesting of some crops. At the level of development of the productive forces in a different way was impossible. Another thing that is ideologically it was arranged completely wrong, the power of this sort of shy, and it was necessary to make this widely publicized show plus competent human resources management. And very useful townspeople with their own eyes to look where the products are obtained, they are not grown in the packed store.
None of the normal people of the trips to the farm tragedy did not, on the contrary - it was very cool. I, pupils and students loved it. Although, there are some who "still can not forgive ...". Forgive that? Everything ...
High school students.
School groups. Angarsk 1970
Our school has a very similar pattern - the guys played in the auditorium.
There were school groups at school discos "cool", "The Beatles", and Western music, and domestic was very good. Even Marx and Lenin on the walls were not an obstacle.
School holidays. Angarsk 1970
School holiday. Now we are trying to explain that we have, it turns out, no shoes, and women's boots and tights could not buy at all. Somehow, looking at photos of that time, there is a belief that is not true.
At the school Saturday. Angarsk 1970
"The horrors of Soviet totalitarianism» ©. School Saturday - cleaning the territory. Shoes in the Soviet Union, too, of course not. Look at the faces of adolescents, whether they are happy? You do not say! Without Coke and dirty magazines? It was believed that the formation of habits of work - an extremely important part of the development of the human personality. Very well thought.
Drugs did not exist. That is all. Heard that somewhere out there in the "civilized countries».
Now, every year 70 thousand just such boys and girls die from drugs - five times more than in the 10 years of the Afghan war.
On the river. 70
Themselves cope - without an adult.
"Vova, come out!" Nevelsk 70
So it was - shouting from the street. One could easily just "run in" to a neighbor.
Boys. Nevelsk 70
Yes, we have been around here like that. No problem ran into the woods, the river, the construction site. No maniacs and half-drunk "garbage».
On the CWP. 70
Why shop girl attaches when pushed ramrod - is unclear. It is a holiday (white holiday apron), it may be standing in the guard of honor? But ramrod, then why take out ?! Girls with weapons and equipment are often at odds.
Last Call. 70
The first meeting of 1977 classmates
How different person from the present ... In a good way. Another state of mind of people.
A student Irina Tarasova, the USSR national team 70
Ordinary student became a member of the USSR national team in athletics. The sport was massive, lots of boys and girls have become masters of sport and candidates for the master, not to mention the sports category. Many managed to work out a few sections, choosing a sport for everyone. Sections were free, some paid sometimes, but quite a bit.
Young people, the end of the 70
Ordinary boys and girls, not the "majors." It is terrible to imagine - in jeans, "which was not in the USSR," as we now talk in duroskope.
Then it was fashionable to go with the guy, "transistor».
Hike. Moscow 60th
How people lived then, as relaxed, having fun? Something like this. Now, perhaps, there is no pass - fences "new Russian" - scum who stole a future for ourselves and our children. When you see old photos as a matter of sravnivnivaetsya "what was and what was».
Yes, these apartments just were. This is clearly not party workers, ordinary hardworking. Almost the same apartments were my friends, and exactly the same shelves "ladder" hung himself in the 80 th, I was 14 then, only antenna we had no UHF and "horny" and chandelier are very similar. TV in the '70s was usually no color, and black and white.
Apparently, cooking sells cutting - tray put on the street to sell quickly. Now all kinds of liars and scoundrels are very fond of telling how in the USSR was bad products and "could not buy anything." I remember that the meat without any problems, you could buy at that time in the kitchen or on the market - more expensive, but always and without waiting in line, and sausage - in kooptorge. In the store the meat was often a lot of bones and it has not always been the case. Those who want to market prices - welcome to the market, cooking or kooptorg. Chickens - always in the shop, fish - always frozen, fresh 1-2 times a week. No major problems with food was not. This is not Moscow, have lived in several cities, and the parents were not from the party nomenklatura. Problems with products began to appear much later - the 80 and 90 th they have acquired the explicit form of a well-developed economic sabotage.
Training ship Kropotkin morehodku. Baturin 70th
Spared the USSR money and effort on secondary vocational education, and therefore were real professionals.
Test pilot Vladimir Klimenok. Primorye 70th
How different person from the "face" modern "effective managerov».
Geologists Transbaikalia. 1966
That's right, someone built a country mastered the wild lands and dreamed of Mars exploration, and someone was holding a fig in the pocket, based on malice. So one of them was happy? The vast majority of deposits were discovered in the USSR, and after its destruction - almost nothing ...
Abramov Glacier. 1970
Meteorologically-glaciological station. In the USSR, there were active research on prevention and prediction of natural disasters, including such dangerous and malopredskazuemy as earthquake, avalanches and mudflows. Worked on problems of complex geology, geography, mathematics, physics ...
Ceremonial Building. Catherine Harbour. auth. Kostrichenko. 60
"I am a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, to join the ranks of the Armed Forces, takes the oath and solemnly swear to be honest, brave, disciplined, vigilant warrior kept strictly military and state secrets, implicitly perform all military regulations and orders of commanders and superiors. I swear to conscientiously study military science, in every possible way to take care of military and public property and to the last breath to be loyal to his people, his Soviet homeland and the Soviet government. I am always ready to order the Soviet Government come to the defense of my homeland - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and, as a soldier of the Armed Forces, I swear to defend it bravely and skillfully, with dignity and honor, without sparing their blood and life itself to achieve complete victory over their enemies . If I break this my solemn oath, let me suffer the severe punishment of the Soviet law, the universal hatred and contempt for fellow "
For comparison, from the "rossiyanskih 'oath:" If I break my oath of allegiance adopted, is willing to bear the responsibility established by the laws of the Russian Federation ».
Surveyors. Uzbekistan 70th
The builders are surveyors - soon in the wild steppes begin construction of modern industry and housing.
In Soviet times, Uzbekistan from a backward feudal Asian suburbs turned into a developed industrial-agrarian republic. developed light and food industry, has grown tenfold heavy industry. Were built the most powerful power plant were discovered and began to settle oil and gas fields. There were heavy metals, electronics, instrument, aviation, chemical, light and food industries. On the basis of the large industrial enterprises and new cities were reconstructed old: Chirchik Bekabad, Kattakurgan ...
Moscow. Cheratnovo. New buildings. 1970
Only to the 70 th began to leave in the past consequences of the war. When you can finally build is not rocket factories - protected the country's nuclear shield to protect against "democratizers", and the mass housing.
Built a lot and across the country.
Moscow. New Yasenevo. 70
We, the children of those years, childhood was spent on construction sites - they were everywhere.
Ran from the watchmen guarding the building, it was fun, but a little risky - you could get your ass kicked.