Seems like if you put together all the photos of Semyon Fridlyand (over 19000), you might see the whole history of the Soviet Union 1930-1960s. There is not many places in the country where this talented Soviet-Ukrainian photographer and journalist had not been.
We looked at lots of photos from Semyon’s archive and tried to pick up the nicest of them. And, despite the fact that it was pretty harsh postwar time (basically 1950s), in this series of pictures some people could see good old days when the Sun was brighter and grass was greener.
Also, do not miss 40 pictures of the leisurely life in the late USSR
Also, do not miss Carl De Keyzer’s photo project Homo Sovieticus