All these photographs of people's lives in the USSR were made by Semyon Fridland in the 1950s. Some shots are staged, but most of them are pleasant moments of ordinary Soviet people’s everyday life

Panorama of Kiev

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Amazing panorama of Kiev in the lens of photographer Semyon Fridlyand in 1961.

Sochi Embankment

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Visiting people walking along the embankment in Sochi in 1960.

Sailors on the stern

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Three smoking seamen on a military cruiser. The USSR, Vladivostok, 1961.

Volzhskaya HPP

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Gateways of the Volzhskaya HPP named after Lenin. USSR, Samara Region, 1960.

Panorama of the Kremlin

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Panorama of the Kremlin in the lens of photographer Semyon Fridlyand. The USSR, Moscow, 1960.

Street Scene

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
The movement of cars on the avenue in the lens of Semyon Fridlyand. The USSR, Moscow, 1960.

Hard work

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Man, engaged in the installation of a tower crane.

Gas-cutting works

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Two workers engaged in gas cutting work.

Construction works

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Working women at the construction of a new residential complex. The USSR, Moscow, 1961.

Construction of a residential complex

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
In the Soviet era, women worked at the construction site on a par with men.

The process of creating sculptures

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Amazing sculptures created in one of the largest workshops.

Morning physical conditioning

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Two soldiers physical conditioning on a cold winter morning.

Gas turbine

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
A man watching the work of a huge gas turbine. The USSR, Moscow, 1961.

Ship for repair

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
The ship Grodno, standing on repair in dry dock. The USSR, Ukraine, 1958.

Laborious activity

Vigorous and mighty. Unique photographs of USSR life in the 50s from Semyon Fridlyand
Careful study of collected stamps.

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