Old Photos: USSR in Color

Google Life Magazine photo archives were broken for the past month or so and I was starting to think that I would eventually need to write a post by myself. Luckily the photo search is working again and I am back to posting pictures.

On another technical note, I changed the comment system here, after liking how it worked on the Pitch’s blogs. Hopefully it will work faster, look cleaner and be easier to use with multiple ways to log in and subscribe. Give it a shot, I really don’t feel like figuring out how to go back to the old system.

In 1963 Life Magazine published a special issue dedicated to the USSR, which included unique photos taken by the Life’s correspondents over a period of one year. Although the foreign correspondents were usually “gently” guided by their KGB “guides”, they managed to obtain an unprecedented access and photograph the real Soviet Union, its people and sights. Today I will post some color photos, which are a rare find for these years.

Natela Gugulashvili, schoolgirl from the village of Vazisubani,Georgia © Time Inc. Stan Wayman



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© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

To the Moon! © Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

Moscow River and Kremlin © Time Inc. Stan Wayman

Vineyards © Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

Tea Plantations © Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

© Time Inc. Stan Wayman

  • Wow, those pictures are amazing. I almost expected the people to start talking to me.

  • The Gastronomical Me

    i remember now why I’ve missed checking out your blog:)