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Everyday Photos of Soviet Women

Women in the Soviet Union formally had equal rights with men. The reality however sometimes looked a little different. Soviet propaganda glorified a woman-mother, a woman-worker and comrade-in arms.

Miss KGB contest winner Yekaterina Mayorova, 1990


Welder Raya Moldovan working at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. Photo by Vsevolod Tarasevich, Ukrainian SSR, 1960s


People in a queue. Photo by Vladimir Vorobiev, Novokuznetsk, 1982


Fur hats ad from hard currency catalogue by Vneshposyltorg, 1967


Photo by Emmanuil Evzerikhin, Moscow, 1930s


Actress Dodo Chogovadze, still from "Aladdin and his Magic Lamp",1967


Moscow police lieutenant, criminal investigator Nina Demchenko at home. Photo by Yuri Abramochkin,1968



Novosibirsk ladies. Photo by Nathan Farb, 1977


Fashion model Tamara Vladimirtseva, 1969


Photo by Sergei Borisov,1989


Uzbek girl. Photo by Max Penson, 1930


Builder of Moscow metro,1930s