I had some color photos taken by the American correspondents in the USSR on this blog before. This set is titled “Russian Look Of The Land Essay” and was taken by Howard Sochurek in 1958. The original Life article can be found here. (note: the photos are dated 1958 but the article was published in 1960, could be a Google archival error).
The photos are taken in many places around the USSR – from frozen Yakutsk, to Crimea, to Central Asia. They are not in any particular order.