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Soviet headdresses most often followed Western fashion with a slight delay. But there were also peculiar specimen.



"Moda" fashion magazine autumn/winter 1967-1968

Chairman of the Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev on the tribune of Lenin's Mausoleum. Photo by Vladimir Musaelyan. Moscow,1975

"USSR in Construction" magazine, 1935

Kindergarten boys. Photo by Margaret Bourke-White, 1941

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Moscow. Photo by P.Kassin, 1988


"Sunday Disco" painting by Igor Simonov,1988

Family archive photo, 1970s

"Women's headgear" advertising poster, 1953

"Russian Snow" painting by Vitaly Polyakov, 1967

Vladimir Lenin in disguise, 1917

"The Provincial Beauty" painting by Evgeny Shukaev,1973

Soviet soldiers after withdrawal from Afghanistan. Photo by Vitaly Armand, Termez, Uzbek SSR, 1989

Fashion model. Photo by I.Kuksov, 1965


Actress Zinaida Reich as Phosphoric Woman in "The Bathhouse" play by Vladimir Mayakovsky, production by Vsevolod Meyerhold. Photo by Alexey Temerin,1930

"Men's rice straw hats" advertising poster, 1952

"Red Army guard on duty" photo by Arkady Shaikhet,1925

Post-Soviet visual. First McDonald's in Moscow. Photo by Martin Parr, 1992

Soldier at military parade. Photo by Ivan Shagin, Moscow, 1940

Premier Nikita Khrushchev at a Collective Farm in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, 1958

Cheka secret police agents,1921


Khabarovsk girl. Photo by Dean Conger, 1970s