27 portraits of the era of the "thaw"
• 27-era portraits of the "thaw"
Today we have decided to recall, as they lived and looked the Soviet era people "thaw" - those lucky 10 years that happened in the life of Soviet citizens immediately after Stalin's death. Then the country was undergoing significant changes: the release of political prisoners, the elimination of the Gulag, the emergence of a certain freedom of expression and creativity, the relative democratization of political and public life, the openness of the western world.
We present you an interesting, ambiguous portraits made in the era of the "thaw".
In 1967, the American magazine "the LIFE" was a series of very optimistic and positive pictures "Soviet Youth" ( "Soviet Youth") photographer Bill Eppridzha.
We picked up some of them.
The Music Room at a youth wedding.
The morning procedure.
The festive evening.
The dance number.
Relax on the beach. Group picture of a smiling young for an American photographer.
Popular while chess.
Joyful kids bathing in an improvised pool.
Happy hard worker.
The beginning of the Khrushchev thaw. Trakhman M. World Festival of Youth and Students. Moscow. 1957
In just a few years before the visit of the American photographer in the Soviet Union, in 1959, the Muscovites greeted representatives and models of the Paris fashion house Christian Dior, and in these pictures look like Soviet citizens "bit" in a different way, a more realistic light.
Muscovites in 1959.
A walk through the city center in the company of the locals.
That aesthetic shock suffered by the citizens of the Soviet Union, looking at the Parisian beauties in "foreign" clothing requires no comments - shocked faces imprinted impartial camera lens Sochureka Howard (Howard Sochurek) ...
In the GUM
Let's see some more interesting pictures of that time: the winter of the same in 1959. Young Moscow hard worker.
in 1959, filling the pipes with pitch.
Asfaltoukladchitsy in Leningrad in 1961.
Working Factory, 1961.
The Bathers, 1958.
Pioneer camp in Bratsk area 1963.
Akhlomov V. "to Lenin." Just arrived in Moscow Girl in Red Square.