In the USSR there was a powerful tradition of photography, which brought up a lot of masters. In this collection - very different pictures: staged and documentary, metropolitan and provincial, funny and sad. But every image is a moment of life. Alas, nowadays there are more and more photographers, but fewer such powerful and lively photos...
"Winter". 1965 year. Photo: Yuri Lunkov.
Mikhail Gorbachev is surrounded by deputies of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. USSR, Moscow, 1989. Photographer: Vladimir Fedorenko.
At the exhibition. Girl with a bag. 1960 year. Photo: Nikolay Tokarev.
A teenager is playing with a dog on the beach. The USSR, Bashkiria, 1978.
A little girl is playing with a ball early in the morning. The USSR, 1975. Photographer: Wilhelm Mikhailovsky.
New Year in a psychiatric hospital. USSR, Moscow, 1988. Photographer: Pavel Krivtsov.
Record jump of Valery Brumel. USSR, 1963 year. Photographer: Alexander Ptitsyn.
Portrait shot of a couple in love. USSR, Moscow, 1975. Photographer: Gunara Binde.
Figure skaters Belousov and Protopopov on ice. The USSR, 1965. Photographer: Sergey Lidov.
"Sports ornament". 1959 year. Photo: Lev Borodulin.
"Silhouette". 1960 year. Photo: Miroslav Murazov.
"Rural school." 1970 year. Photo: Vadim Opalin.
Two guys walking along the Potemkin Stairs. The USSR, Odessa, 1969. Photographer: Friedrich Grinberg.
"Three Vests", 1968. Photo: Sergey Petrukhin.
"It's not my dog business." 1965 year. Photo: Vladimir Bogdanov.
"The rhythm of labor." 1960 year. Photo: Nikolay Matorin.
"Cute girl in the boat". USSR, 1970 year. Photographer: Valdis Browns.
Children paint with chalk on the plates. The USSR, Moscow, 1960. Photographer: Anatoly Khrupov.
Panorama of the Pushkinskaya Square. The USSR, Moscow, 1940. Photographer: Naum Granovsky.
"Hairdressers Competition in Moscow". The USSR, 1975. Photographer: Igor Gavrilov.