Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

1953 for the USSR was considered one of 1953 is considered one of the most serious in history and it is clear why: March 5, I.V. died. Stalin, who ruled the country for about 30 years. After the death of the leader, in the first months, various changes began and everyone believed that this was only the beginning.

Technical circle at the school in Yasnaya Polyana. Head V.R. Glavko and student. Valery Nekrasov, 1953:

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The arrest of the all-powerful Beria in June 1953, outwardly more like a coup d'état, became for many people in the Soviet Union and abroad a landmark event, as if symbolizing the end of the era of mass repression. True, the shooting of the former head of the NKVD on completely absurd charges was, rather, the last chord of this era. Moreover, it is now often possible to hear the opinion that Beria in 1953 was the most radical supporter and initiator of the reforms that the Soviet leadership would conduct in a much more moderate form. Lavrenti Beria speaks at a mourning rally in March 1953 (still from the film "The Great Farewell":

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But back to the events of the beginning of the year. Stalin's funeral was shot on color film and photograph. The most famous shot Baltermantsa:

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In the photo of Alexander Ustinov, Admiral Kuznetsov and Marshal Zhukov during the funeral of the leader:

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Wreaths at the monument to Stalin in Almaty, March 1953:

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Other color photographs of the USSR in 1953 are "ceremonial" works made by Soviet photographers for the magazines Ogonyok and Sovetskiy Soyuz, which have come down to us mainly due to reproductions in these magazines. Therefore, there is no GULAG, workers' barracks and other manifestations of the dark side of the then Soviet life. Only construction sites, scenes of peaceful labor and cultural life, the cheerful faces of Soviet people. A nice half of the historical truth. It is best to look at pictures from the archive "Spark", which were scanned already in our time from slides and printed in a modern printing quality. Here, for example, the selmag in the village of Khizhki, Sumy Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR, 1953:

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Perfume shop in Moscow, already clearly authentic printing magazine 1953,

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By 1953, the restoration of the most war-torn cities, such as Minsk, Sevastopol, and Stalingrad, was almost completed in the USSR. Stalingrad.The central embankment of the Volga in the photo of Ivan Savin, April 53rd:

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Moscow adorned seven high-rise sisters. In 1953, a new MSU complex of buildings opened:

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In the Stalin era, they were able to build beautifully and built up whole quarters with such cottages, but for millions of inhabitants of communal apartments, basements, and even dugouts, this beauty remained an impossible dream. Faceless "Khrushchev" will begin in 1956 to make the dream of a little bit human housing come true. I do not know if it was possible to establish a massive construction of cottage-type housing? It is likely that the leftist fanatic Khrushchev perceived, unlike Stalin, private houses as a manifestation of bourgeois life, as well as personal land allotments. "New project", from the "Light" 53rd:

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But in 1953, the old, Stalinist life still reigned supreme. In a new apartment. Moscow. The Flame, 1953:

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Locksmith of the Economizer plant, lauret of the Stalin Prize, Ivan Petrovich Kartashov, photos of Friedland Seeds, Ogonyok, 1953:

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The winner of the Socialist competition is the Stakhanovist of the Order of Lenin from the Krasnogvardeets Order, Vlad.Iv. Kravchenko, who won the honorary title “The best toolmaker of Leningrad” in social competition. Photo S. Friedland, Archive "Spark", 1953:

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You can, of course, think that the leadership of the USSR did everything from mobilization considerations, but then every healthy working boy (or girl) could sit at the helm of an airplane, and then, you see, also in astronauts! "Chkalov Central Aeroclub. Pilots-athletes", 1953:

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"Palace of the Pioneers. In the room of fairy tales. Ivanovo", photo by Mikhail Savin, January 53rd:

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Kiev women

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Even exhausted, drained of war and other hardships, the Soviet village appears in the magazine’s pictures as flourishing and cheerful. Milkmaid collective farm. The path to communism. Penza Region, 1953:

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"Winners of competition combiners", 1953:

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Harvesting in the cold summer of the 53rd:

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Some pictures look even suspicious, isn’t it ?:

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A little bit about leisure. I did not suppose that in the USSR, the 53rd, there were such tourist buses (traveling towards Lake Ritsa):

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In the early 1950s, color cinema in the USSR was becoming quite an everyday affair. One of the best color films of the 53rd is Admiral Ushakov, permeated with sovereign patriotic ideas:

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We can not forget that 1953 is the peak of the Cold War (in the narrow sense of this historical term). But the first signs of future detente had already begun.July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with a truce. But June, anti-Soviet unrest broke out in East Berlin.

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    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953

    Color photographs of the USSR in 1953