Old Photos: Revolution Parade In The Red Square

If you are a long-time follower of this blog, I am sure you already know that today is the day to fly your red flag to celebrate another anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution – a holiday no longer celebrated in Russia where people for some reason blame it for 70 years of crappy life. I am not going to repeat my previous posts on the subject, so this year we will celebrate with another batch of old photos taken at the Moscow’s Red Square on this day in 1962.

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On this photo we see the current leadership of the USSR – Comrade Khrushchev is the 5th from the right next to Comrade Brezhnev. In a few years, acting exclusively in the interest of saving Comrade Khrushchev’s health Comrade Brezhnev will replace him while he will be away on vacation.

These people are happy, just imagine their faces when they are not.

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Remember spending some quality time in a bomb shelter? That’s why…

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© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

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Vostok-4.

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© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

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The rest of the photos is here.

  • I remember all the pundits of the day used to see who was standing on the top of Lenin’s tomb. It was confirmation of who was in or out in the Soviet leadership.

  • Rick in PV

    That second pic from the bottom is not a real ICBM, is it, Meesha?

  • You never know,sometimes they rolled out real stuff and sometimes fake.