Soviet culture: Goths, punks and metalheads of the USSR

Rapid development of youth subculture 1970s and 1980s generated lots of different trends which still exist in one form or another. The Soviet Union was not the exception; goths, punks, rockers and metalheads of the late USSR are remembered by their radical self-expression and the extravagant style.

Here, we have found some cool old photos of this saucy youth from the USSR in the period of 1980s.

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Moscow, 1987. Photo by Asa Kari Frank
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Volgograd, 1988
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Moscow, 1989. Photo by Petra Gall
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Moscow, 1986. Photo by Sergey Borisov
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Moscow, 1986
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Leningrad, 1987. Photo by Yaroslav Mayev
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A note in The Face Magazine, 1988
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A note about Moscow rockers in an Italian magazine, 1990
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Punk girl. 1988. Photo by Yaroslav Mayev
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Shooting for the German magazine Blickpunkt. Moscow, 1987. Photo by Petra Gall
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1987
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Article about Moscow rockers in a German magazine. 1988
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Cover of the Blickpunkt, 1988
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Leningrad, 1986. Photo by Natalia Vasilyeva
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Moscow, 1988. Photo by Yaroslav Mayev
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Moscow, 1987
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Moscow, 1987
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Moscow, 1987
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Moscow, 1988. Photo by Petra Gall
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Moscow, 1988
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Moscow, 1989. Photo by Sergey Borisov
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Moscow, 1988. Photo by Petra Gall
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Moscow, 1989
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Moscow, 1988. Photo by Yaroslav Mayev
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Moscow, 1985
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Moscow region, 1985
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1988
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1986
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Moscow, 1987
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1988
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The SHAH band, 1987
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Omsk, 1989
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Moscow, 1987
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Moscow, 1988/1989
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1989
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1990

Photo Sources: TheHZ, FurFur, Kompost



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  1. Actually the spanish magazine it’s an italian magazine, here’s a translation of the caption:

    Also this guy it's a member of Sacha's rockers group, and everyone calls him "Coltello Veloce"(fast knife). According to Eddie Ratnikov, manager of rock bands, "In URSS nothing is going to happen because these people have lost the ability of thinking and acting"

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