1981 USSR in color

• in the color of the Soviet Union in 1981

Overall, in 1981 - is the apogee of "stagnation", the last stage of ossification of the Soviet political system.

1981 USSR in color

December 19 Leonid Ilyich was awarded the fourth star of the Hero of the Soviet Union:

1981 USSR in color

Next pictures from the photo essay in 1981 by Peter Marlow (Magnum agency).

Total "baby" memory of the early 1980s - and the cold grayness. But there was one bright spot, which warmed everything - a holiday "in the South", ie, on the Black Sea coast...

In the early 1980s there went millions of Soviet citizens. Most of them was getting the trains.

Vacationers in the train station at the Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

The Pioneers on the Sochi railway station:

1981 USSR in color

I, too, was in 1981 in Sochi! It seems that in extreme times.

The beaches creates a nightmare (as now, probably). This Odessa beach-81:

1981 USSR in color

In the Soviet resort life lacked entertainment.

One of the most enjoyable were the boat trips. Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

Excursions in open buses, Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

On the seafront in Sochi (and in other resort areas), people playing chess and checkers:

1981 USSR in color

So there was even such a show in Sochi "nightclub":

1981 USSR in color

Given that in 1981 introduced criminal liability for illegal karate training!

Someone just wanted to lie down on a bench. Primorsky Boulevard in Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

The room of distorting mirrors in Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

I was in such a child!

Favorite children's entertainment at the time: slot machines, and a shooting range. Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

And what holiday without ice cream? Sochi:

1981 USSR in color

And kvass course:

1981 USSR in color

The Lesson "Disco" in the pioneer camp "CASS Banner" near Odessa:

1981 USSR in color

Perhaps the lesson gives the photographer Peter Marlow. "Travolta Style".

Pioneers like:

1981 USSR in color

Veteran talks about war children in the pioneer camp "Red Flag" near Odessa:

1981 USSR in color

1981 - this is the era of shortages and queues.

Here in a clothing store in Odessa, "threw" something in short supply:

1981 USSR in color

But the people for breaking Pepsi-Cola:

1981 USSR in color

But the Soviet system of medicine and health care are, in general, at a height.

People resting after sulfur baths at Matsesta:

1981 USSR in color

oxygen treatment in a sanatorium near Riga:

1981 USSR in color

A little fotonablyudeny Peter Marlowe.

On the bench in Riga:

1981 USSR in color

Odessa on a rainy day:

1981 USSR in color

foreign attraction at ENEA in Moscow:

1981 USSR in color

The people find their entertainment for the soul in the darkest times of stagnation.

Member of Riga Hunting Club:

1981 USSR in color

And a few fotozarisovok 1981 already from other sources.

At the Belarusian railway station in Moscow:

1981 USSR in color

Moscow Street 1981:

1981 USSR in color

And look at 1981 Sq. Dzerzhinsky (Lubyanka)

1981 USSR in color

Kiev Khreshchatyk-81:

1981 USSR in color

Sofia's Square in Kyiv-81:

1981 USSR in color

Kharkov-81:

1981 USSR in color

Children's Clinic in Novorossiysk:

1981 USSR in color

Yakutsk-81:

That such was our life in a memorable 1981, in a country that many now call "scoop."