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June 3, 2020

35 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Scenes of the USSR in the Mid-1980s

1980s in the USSR were rather eventful times. It started from the grandiose Olympic Games, and then ended with beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

These fascinating photos were captured by Dawn Farrell that show what Soviet Union looked like around 1985. Cities included Moscow, Kiev and St. Petersburg.

Moscow. Red Square

Moscow in snow

Moscow in snow

Moscow in snow

Moscow in snow

Moscow in snow

Moscow stadium in the distance

Moscow street scenes

Moscow street scenes

Moscow. Cathedrals

Moscow. Gum department store

Moscow. Ice skating

Moscow. Interior design

Moscow. Spasskaya Tower, Red Square

Moscow. St. Basil's Cathedral

Moscow. The Kremlin, Red Square

Moscow. The queue to Lenin

Moscow. Top sashion

Moscow. View of All-Russian Exhibition Centre -VDNH

Moscow. View of Ostankino Tower from Hotel Cosmos and VDNKH subway station entrance

Russian truck

St. Petersburg in snow

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg street scenes

St. Petersburg. Catherine Palace

St. Petersburg. Old Stock Exchange

St. Petersburg. Smolny Cathedral

St. Petersburg. Station

St. Petersburg. The house of political education for communists of Leningrad (until 1991)

Kiev. Bell tower of Saint Sophia's Cathedral

Kiev. The Motherland Monument


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