How Kiev lived in Soviet times (photo).


I have long wanted to make a photo post about the life of Kiev in times ofthe USSR- the blessing of pictures from the Kiev life of that period I gathered enough) In many ways, Kiev has changed a lot since then, but much remains as it was before - Khreshchatyk, Podol, old Kyiv districts have not changed much - externally old buildings look almost the same as 30 -40 years ago, even sold out with house numbers and street names remained the same.
It should be noted that now the Ukrainians in general have begun to live richer - there are more cars, and the people themselves look better, in the USSR everything was somehow very poor and sad. For comparison - read my post.about Kiev in the summer of 2017)
So, in today's post - a photo story about the life of Kiev in the USSR, go under the cat, it is interesting there)
02. Let's start with the architectural buildings) in 1982, the Arch of Friendship of Peoples was opened on the right bank of the Dnieper. The arch was built 4 years and opened to the date of the 60th anniversary of the USSR. Under the arch is a sculpture of two workers - a Ukrainian and a Russian,as well as the inscription - "in commemoration of the reunification of Ukraine with Russia" - this topic, as it is now fashionable to say, was "strongly promoted" in the USSR.

03. In the evenings, the light of the rainbow colors was lit on the Arch, which, coupled with two men, who hold hands, gave rise to the wrong associations that the authors of the monument had thought about and became an occasion for jokes)

04. The photograph of 1983, signed as the "old city" of Kiev. I think it’s probably shot somewhere near Podol in the regionfunicular railway- it is very characteristic of the house.

05. And this is the famous Bulgakov house in Kiev, in which the museum is currently working. The building itself is a typical Kiev apartment building at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century, with a non-plastered, embossed brick facade (usually in Kiev, such houses are simply painted in 1-2 colors).

06. The same places taken from a different angle. Girls in translucent skirts walk around the summer of Kiev in 1983)

07. And this is a street trade, also in 1983, they sell sausages, it is late July outside. I wonder how sausages were kept in the summer heat? However, if the sausages were good - then they, most likely, snapped up very quickly.

08.Khreshchatyk Street, shot from the side of Bessarabska Square, the photographer looks towards the Independence Square, which in the USSR was called the “Square of the October Revolution”, and until 1977 - the “Kalinin Square”.In the foreground, you can see the "Volga" -Taxi - in my opinion, such taxis were absolutely in all major cities of the USSR. Inside was a mechanical-electronic counter, and the driver had a special enamel plate with a number (placed on the dashboard under the windshield).

09. May 1986, that infamous parade of May 1 in Kiev, the streets of which on that day faded by tens of Chernobyl milli-roentgens - even though the wind was blowing mostly the other way in those days, some short-lived and highly active radioisotopes, too iodine-131, why the radiation background in the city rose very noticeably. In the summer of 1986, dry red wine was sold on the streets of Kiev for bottling, as it was believed that it "removes radiation" (in fact, no, this measure was rather a "psychological defense").

10. Back in Kiev, at the beginning of May 1986, a major bike ride and some international festival took place, the participants of which left the city in such T-shirts with the inscriptions “Kiev-April'86”, “I survived in Chernobyl”.

11. Also in 1986, judging by the foliage on chestnuts - this is late summer. It was probably shot somewhere near Podil / Andreevsky descent. Pay attention to the signs in Ukrainian - this is to those who say that Kiev in the USSR was “entirely Russian-speaking”.

12.September 1986, dosimetrists check cars returning to the city fromChernobyl NPP- A Thirty-kilometer Exclusion Zone already existed at that time and active construction was underway.Sarcophagusover the Fourth Unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - it was completed by November 1986.

13. The pool in one of Kiev kindergartens, this is also the year 1986:

14. Autumn 1986, Bessarabian market in the center of Kiev. Inside for some reason only one flower is sold. Or was it a flower otdel there so big?

15. This photo was signed in English as a “metro station”, but most likely it’s Kiev railway station around the same years. Pay attention to the sign "slot machines" - in recent years, the USSR, they were very popular, and the salons with them often opened in passable places. In Minsk, slot machines were, for example, in the covered market at Komarovka. One game was worth, it seems, 15 kopecks, and the most popular machine guns were “Battleship” and “Sniper”.

16. January 1989, one of the Kiev markets. At first glance - abundance, but if you look closely - there are only 2-3 varieties of apples on the scales. In those days, apples were often the only thing that could be bought from fruits, they were also used to make compotes, make jams, etc.

17In the same year, Gorbachev flew to Kiev, these were the last years of the existence of the USSR, and in my opinion, Gorbachev felt it.

18. 1990, a special clinic for Chernobyl NPP workers in Kiev:

19. And these are Kiev protesters, the picture was also taken in 1990 on Khreshchatyk. On the posters are the inscriptions against Chernobyl and against Gorbachev.

20. 1991, a veteran with medal strips, photo taken in the area of ​​St. Andrew’s Descent, in the background is St. Andrew’s Church.

21. Market, 1991. On the shelves - almost exclusively tanks with sauerkraut, which traders give buyers to try.

22. Also Bessarabian market, meat department. Most likely, they sell meat from private farmsteads - at that time it could be bought in the markets, while the stores had empty shelves.

23. Vegetable department. Also, most likely, the products of small private farms:

24. The beginning of the fall of 1991, in Ukraine there are protests in defense of the national blue-yellow flag and for the fact that it replaces the Soviet one.

25. Day of replacement of the flag. Uncle holds in his hands a shot of the flag of the Ukrainian SSR with a cool sticker - Brezhnev kisses in Stalin's head and other Soviet figures live)

26. November 1991, Ukraine is preparing for the election of the first president, in the photo - campaigning for Kravchuk on the Maidan.

27. And this is already January 1992, an employee of the Navy takes the oath of an independent Ukraine.Those military men who did not want to swear an oath to independent Ukraine were given the opportunity to transfer to Russia.

29. January 30, 1992, saleswomen change the price tags in one of the Kiev stores. The USSR is over.

Well, as you Kiev timesthe USSR? Then it was better or better now?
Write in the comments, interesting.





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