People of the Soviet Union in late 1950’s (29 photos)


Soviet Union was a unique country for those who have never lived there. It remained this way up until the collapse of the USSR in the early 90’s. This post is to showcase how the USSR looked back in the 1950’s.

Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001) was a German photographer, who studied photojournalism, served in the WWII in Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Corps as gunner and war correspondent. After the war, in 1956, a year after the peace treaty between Russia and Germany, he became the first West-German photographer to get permission to work in the USSR.

The task was to travel with a international film crew on the production of the documentary: Russia today, We saw with our eyes. Here are the photographs Bock-Schroeder took during his visit there.



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