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
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