Thursday, April 12, 2012

Moscow Cultural Life in 1955 by Ed Clark

A set of pictures taken by Ed Clark in Moscow, 1955.

House of Leo Tolstoy

Choral singing

Playing kids

Young actor at an exam

1-year male students are taught to kiss hands of ladies in a thetrical school

Teaching manners in the Moscow Art Theatre School

On the stage of a night club in Moscow

Soviet dramatic stage director Boris Vershilov

Acting classes at the Moscow Art Theatre School

Russian actress Olga Knipper

Learning the Renascence dancing

Comments of Lenin about L. Tolstoy are kept in the Museum of Leo Tolstoy under the portrait of the communist leader

Classes at the Moscow Art Theatre School

Composer Aram Khachaturyan

Sculptors-to-be are copying human skulls

Students are learning the art of watercolour paiting

Some performance



Anna Karenina

Fairy-tales teller for a children’s program

Bolshoi Theatre

Coachman of Leo Tolstoy (?)

Propagandistic opera based on the events of the Civil War

Yekaterina Guseva is reading “War and peace”

American theatrical group first come to Moscow. December 1955

In the hall of hotel “Astoria”

Christmas service In the Russian Baptist church with members of an American troupe

Orthodox life in Moscow, Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow Patriarch ministers in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral


Moscow Patriarch with Americal priests in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral


In the museum of Leo Tolstoy




Woman lights candles during the Russian Orthodox service

Crowds in a Russian Orthodox Church

Director of the estate museum of Yasnaya Polyana – Valentin Bulgakov

People are listening to new records in a store

This Palace of Culture built in 1930 is visited by more than 3 thousand people

Happy boys and girls in costumes at the class of folk dances

Ball room dancing

(LIFE, via English Russia)

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