Colourised Photographs of Moscow, 1931

Agitation poster for the five years plan on the Soviet Square

Street cleaners

The 'Zuev' House of Culture

The ‘Rusakov’ Workers’ Club

Worker’s Canteen Nº. 1

The Christ Saviour cathedral, (blown up in 1931)

The Christ Saviour cathedral interior

The Pyatnitsa street with the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa church (destroyed in 1935)

The GUM supermarket

The CUM supermarket

TORGSIN, the 'foreign currency' shop for foreigners (1931-36)

Interior of the TORGSIN

House of Culture of the 'Kauchuk' factory

Fire Protection Propaganda Station

The Vladimir Gate on Lubyanka square (destroyed in 1934)

Kuznetsky Most street

The Kremlin from the Bolshoi Kamenny Most

The Kremlin from the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Most

The Mosvkoretskaya street and the Vasilevsky spusk from the Moskvoretsky bridge

Kremlin, Granovitaya Palace

Kremlin, the Blagoveschensky (Annunciation) cathedral

Red Square

Resurrection or Iversky gate (destroyed in 1931)

Sverdlov (Theatre) square

Teatralny Proezd towards the Lubyanka

The Second Moscow Art Theatre (then Central Children’s Theatre)

Ohotny Ryad street

The Soviet square

Soviet square, Lenin Institute

Strastnaya square

Tversky square, with the still standing New Triumphal Gate

The Pyatnitsa street with the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa church (destroyed in 1935)

The Resurrection of Christ church in Sokolniki

Tower of the Church of St. Pantelemon of Athos

Sukharev Tower, (blown up in 1934)

Tram station on the Moiseevskaya square

New car in old Moscow

Tourists taking photos at MosTorg

Tourist taking photos

Anti-NEP propaganda

Tram station on the Moiseevskaya square

March along Krasnoprudnaya street

‘A better customer service for the workers!’

Selling foreign currency at the wall of Kitaigorod

‘Soyuzpechat’, newspaper seller at the wall of Kitaigorod

Taxi station at the Leningrad railway station

Thank you to riowang

 

2 comments to Colourised Photographs of Moscow, 1931

  • Studiolum

    Thanks a lot for the quotation! In the original post the pictures are also linked to the map of Moscow, and in this post you can find a number of other links to Moscow’s photos at various dates (1931, 1900-60, 1956, 1960-80 and 2010, 1981/2009).

  • aepxc

    Maybe it would be better to use “TsUM supermarket” instead of “CUM supermarket”? Not only would the transliteration be more accurate, but it avoids an unfortunate double meaning…

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