Soviet union

Explore the captivating history of the Soviet Union, from its origins to its ultimate demise. Discover the key events, influential leaders, and lasting impact of this powerful nation.

Formed in 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a one-party state, governed and ruled by the Communist Party. A new TV documentary series, The Soviet Union: 100th Anniversary 2022, explores the country that Winston Churchill famously referred to as: ‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’

Monuments, Back In The Ussr, Rusko, Triumph, Ussr, Union, City Life, Communism, Soviet

American historian Douglas Smith who specializes in Soviet history discovered a collection of photographs and videos in the home of Martin Manhoff, a US diplomat who served in USSR, that he took in 1952—1954. According to Smith, after Manhoff’s wife died he was asked to check the home of a former official for valuable memorabilia. “I was amazed at what I discovered. There are thousand of color photographs taken on the streets of Moscow, Leningrad, Murmansk, Yalta, and at points along the…

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Pictures of The First Moscow Beauty Contest in USSR, 1988 Moscow, Country, People, Vintage Photos, Photographer, Historical Photos, Mikhail Gorbachev, Rare Historical Photos, 80s

In the times of Mikhail Gorbachev many things started to change in the country. That period might be called a period of imitation. It came to show business too. The first beauty contest in the USSR became a sensation. Abroad the event called “Moscow beauty” was even called as loud as the flight of Gagarin into space. Perestroika let any woman of the country who considered herself to be beautiful come and show herself. The casting took place in Gorky Park, the line was about two km long! Many…

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