May 30, 2018

Fascinating Color Pictures That Capture Street Scenes of Leningrad in the 1960s

Leningrad (now St Petersburg) which is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow was renamed Petrograd in 1914, at the beginning of World War I, because it sounded less German, was then named Leningrad after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, and again became St. Petersburg in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed. Confusingly, the surrounding region (oblast) is still known as Leningrad.

It situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, and is one of the modern cities of Russia, as well as its cultural capital, and home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.

These fascinating pictures that captured street scenes of Leningrad (now St Petersburg) in 1963 by Normann's father  when he went to there from 12 to 15 August 1963, and in 1968 by Fintano from Marjorie's trip to the USSR.

Leningrad street scenes, 1963

Leningrad street scenes, 1963

 A park in Zelenogorsk near Leningrad, 1963

Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1963

Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1963

 Flowers and soda on sale in Leningrad, 1963

Kazan Cathedral, 1963

Leningrad (now St Petersburg), 1963

Leningrad (St Petersburg) Admiralty, 1963

Neva River towards Peter and Paul Fortress, 1963

Peter and Paul Fortress by the Neva River, 1963

Peterhof Palace Grand Cascade, 1963

Peterhof Palace, 1963

Peterhof Palace, 1963

 Russian Museum with Pushkin monument, 1963

Samson Fountain in Peterhof, 1963

Samson Fountain in Peterhof, 1963

 Soviet style housing, 1963

St Isaac's Cathedral, 1963

St Isaac's Cathedral, 1963

 Street in Leningrad, 1963

The Admiralty, 1963

 The Blue Mosque in Leningrad, 1963

 The Chess Mountain, Peterhof, 1963

Wedding in Leningrad, 1963

Wedding in Leningrad, 1963

Canal Griboyedov -St. Saviour's Church, modelled on St. Basil's in Moscow, 1968

Children's Theatre, 1968

Comedy Theatre, 1968

Lenin monument at the Finland Station, 1968

Lomonsov Museum (old Academy of Sciences Building), 1968

Moscow station in Leningrad, 1968

Moscow victory monument on the Moscow Road, Leningrad, 1968

Nevsky Prospect, Leningrad, 1968

Public library - Saltikov-Shchedrin Library on the Nevsky Prospect, 1968

Public library - Saltikov-Shchedrin Library on the Nevsky Prospect, 1968

Russia Hotel in Leningrad, 1968

Sculptured Chinese lions on river bank, 1968

The Winter Palace from Palace Square, 1968

View of the Neva - Admiralty and St. Isaac's in background, 1968






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