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2015-03-11
2201. Kizhi.



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2201. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 21.
The fast ferry from and to the Island.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-09
2200. Kizhi.



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2200. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 20.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-07
2199. Kizhi.



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14 times
2199. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 19.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-05
2199. Kizhi.



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26 times
2198. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 18.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-03
2197. Kizhi.



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2197. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 17.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-01
2196. Kizhi.



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2196. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 16.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-27
2195. Kizhi.



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2195. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 15.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-25
2194. Kizhi.



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25 times
2194. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 14.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-23
2193. Kizhi.



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19 times
2193. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 13.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-21
2192. Kizhi.



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19 times
2192. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 12.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-19
2191. Kizhi.



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2191. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 11.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-17
2190. Kizhi.



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2190. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 10.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-15
2189. Kizhi.



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18 times
2189. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 9.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-13
2188. Kizhi.



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16 times
2188. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 8.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-11
2187. Kizhi.



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19 times
2187. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 7.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-09
2186. Kizhi.



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2186. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 6.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-07
2185. Kizhi.



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2185. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 5.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-05
2184. Kizhi.



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17 times
2184. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 4.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-03
2183. Kizhi.



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19 times
2183. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 3.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-02-01
2182. Kizhi.



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22 times
2182. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia 2.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-01-30
2181. Kizhi.



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27 times
2181. The open-air museum on the Island of Kizhi in Karelia.

Continuation of the series about de Soviet Union.
For the previous pictures see USSR in the menu on the left.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-28
2091. Petrozavodsk.



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2091. Fishing pond.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-21
2090. Petrozavodsk.



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2090. Short stop.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-14
2089. Petrozavodsk.



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20 times
2089. Boys fishing.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-07
2088. Petrozavodsk.



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29 times
2088. Russian house 2.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-05
2087. Petrozavodsk.



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2087. Russian house 1.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-03
2086. Petrozavodsk.



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27 times
2086. Icon in a church.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Ektachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-07-01
2085. Petrozavodsk.



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43 times
2085.People on a bus.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-29
2084. Petrozavodsk.



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51 times
2084. Top poster: At first they didn't like each other so much.
Bottom poster: That changed quickly.
The result: Woman with pram.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-27
2083. Petrozavodsk.



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2083. One of our Intourist guides.
Both guides were cheerful ladies with a good sense of humour.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-25
2082. Petrozavodsk.



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2082. We took the night-train to Petrozavodsk, it lies about 400 km north of Leningrad.

At the finishing line of a bicycle race.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-23
2081. Leningrad.



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2081. Interior of a church.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-21
2080. Leningrad.



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2080. Activity on the Nevsky Prospekt 2.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-19
2079. Leningrad.



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2079. Close-up of picture 2077.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-17
2078. Leningrad.



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2078. Man at a pond.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-15
2077. Leningrad.



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2077. The famous onion-shaped Russian domes.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-13
2076. Leningrad.



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2076. Activity on the Nevsky Prospekt 1.
The most important street of Leningrad.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-11
2075. Leningrad.



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2075. In a park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-07
2074. Leningrad.



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2074. A soldier in the street.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-05
2073. Leningrad.



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2073. The Palace Square.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-03
2072. Leningrad.



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24 times
2072. In the Hermitage museum.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-06-01
2071. Leningrad.



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2071. In one of the many parks.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-30
2070. Leningrad.



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19 times
2070. Tikhvin cemetary.
Het graf van Rimsky- Korsakov.
Only later I learned that Borodin, Glinka en Mussorgsky are also buried there.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-28
2069. Leningrad.



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2069. A small park in Leningrad.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-26
2068. Leningrad.



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44 times
2068. The summer palace 7.
In the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-24
2067. Leningrad.



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24 times
2067. The summer palace 6.
In the park.
Picture taken through the water of a fountain.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-22
2066. Leningrad.



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32 times
2066. The summer palace 5.
In the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-20
2065. Leningrad.



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29 times
2065. The summer palace 4.
In the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-18
2064. Leningrad.



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19 times
2064. The summer palace 3.
In the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Yesterday was the start of ZenZien's twelfth year of publication.


2014-05-16
2063. Leningrad.



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16 times
2063. The summer palace 2.
In the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-14
2062. Leningrad.



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23 times
2062. The summer palace 1.
The summer residence of Catharine the Great lies 25 km south of Saint-Petersburg (In the soviet era Leningrad)

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-12
2061. Leningrad.



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2061. Taking a walk with grandmother?

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-10
2060. Leningrad.



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2060. Soldiers get a ticket.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-08
2059. Leningrad.



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33 times
2059. Man on park bench (with passing pigeon).

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-06
2058. Leningrad.



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2058. A dissident tulip.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-04
2057. Leningrad.



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35 times
2057. A wedding party.

From Kiev we flew to Leningrad.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-05-02
2056. Kiev Ukrain.



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73 times
2056. The bus did not yield to the ambulance.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-30
2055. Kiev Ukrain.



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27 times
2055. Little boy in a day-care centre.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Ektachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-28
2054. Kiev Ukrain.



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30 times
2054. Old woman in a church.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-26
2053. Kiev Ukrain.



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44 times
2053. They were also selling products like bread and pastry.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-24
2052. Kiev Ukrain.



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39 times
2052. The fish wasn't only for private use but was also sold in an improvised market place.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-22
2051. Kiev Ukrain.



This picture has been seen
47 times
2051. Boy fishing.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-20
2050. Kiev Ukrain.



This picture has been seen
37 times
2050. I took the subway early in the morning before the official tour started. Got off at the river Dnepr. There were already some people fishing.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-18
2049. Kiev Ukrain.



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26 times
2049. Church towers.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-16
2048. Kiev Ukrain.



This picture has been seen
38 times
2048. Boy with grandmother.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-14
2047. Kiev Ukrain.



This picture has been seen
28 times
2047. Man in the street.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-12
2046. Kiev Ukrain.



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47 times
2046. Soldier with wife taking picture.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-10
2045. Kiev Ukrain.



This picture has been seen
48 times
2046. Soldier with wife and child.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-08
2044. Kiev Ukrain.



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2044. At a monastery.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-06
2043. Kiev Ukrain.



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35 times
2043. Man at vending machine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-04
2042. In the countryside 6.



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29 times
2042. Visit to a collective farm 6.
Ukraine.

The lady on the left was probably the original model for the matryoshka.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-04-02
2041. In the countryside 5.



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32 times
2041. Visit to a collective farm 5.
Ukraine.

A worker with his daughter.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-31
2040. In the countryside 4.



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34 times
2040. Visit to a collective farm 4.
Ukraine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-29
2039. In the countryside 3.



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30 times
2039. Visit to a collective farm 3.
Ukraine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-27
2038. In the countryside 2.



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57 times
2038. Visit to a collective farm 2.
Ukraine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-25
2037. In the countryside 1.



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42 times
2037. Visit to a collective farm 1.
Ukraine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-23
2036. In a city bus 3.



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52 times
2036. Kiev 4.
Ukraine.

On their way home after a tiring day in the fields?

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-21
2035. In a city bus 2.



This picture has been seen
31 times
2035. Kiev 3.
Ukraine.

Taken through glass wet with rain.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-19
2034. In a city bus 1.



This picture has been seen
48 times
2034. Kiev 2.
Ukraine.

My first thought after not having seen this picture for a long time: She's got a mobile phone in her hand. But it was 1972, the Soviet Union wasn't that far ahead of the west ;-)

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-17
2033. Park in Kiev.



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37 times
2033. Kiev 1.
Ukraine.

In many Soviet cities you could find this kind of park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-15
2032. On a field trip 1.



This picture has been seen
53 times
2032. Crimea 16.
Ukraine.

On the tank truck the word: moloko.
That's Ukranian for milk.
In Russian it's also moloko.
Russian and Ukranian are quite similar.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-13
2031. Boat trip on the Black Sea 2.



This picture has been seen
40 times
2031. Crimea 15.
Ukraine.

They didn't mind at all that I was taking their picture.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-11
2030. Boat trip on the Black Sea 1.



This picture has been seen
51 times
Back in the USSR.

2030. Crimea 14.
Ukraine.

The lady and the two gentlemen were slightly the worse for wear and in a very good mood.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-09
2029. Demonstration against USSR 4.



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50 times
2029. Sudbury 4.

The good guys against the bad guys.

Ontario, Canada, June, 1970.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-07
2028. Demonstration against USSR 3.



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40 times
2028. Sudbury 3.

Sudbury is a mining town, it ran almost completely on INCO (International Nickle Company)
There are dozens of shafts in the neighbourhood and the deepest one was 3800 feet, well over 1 km. (1970)
There are also a number of smelters, so the air and the surrounding countryside were extremely polluted at that time.

Ontario, Canada, June, 1970.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-05
2027. Demonstration against USSR 2.



This picture has been seen
52 times
2027. Sudbury 2.

Under Stalin's rule millions of people starved in Ukraine and many were deported to Siberia. So it's not so strange that these people were demonstrating.

Ontario, Canada, June, 1970.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-03
2026. Demonstration against USSR 1.



This picture has been seen
49 times
2026. Sudbury 1.

Because of the current affairs in Ukraine some pictures of 44 years ago taken in Canada.
In 1970 I lived in Sudbury, a mining town in the north of the province of Ontario. North is as seen through the eyes of the majority of Ontarians who live in the south. North of Sudbury there is still a vast amount of Canada. Seen on a national scale it's still in the south.
In the local theatre there was a performace by the Red Army Choir, they were touring Canada.
Sudbury was the home of Balts, Poles but especially a lot of Ukranians. They had fled from the USSR in the past and didn't have very fond memories of the Red Army.
Later in the theatre I saw some demonstrators in the audience, they were listening to the performance. They could understand the language and knew some of the songs. They felt "at home" in a strange way.
Nostalgia is a weird phenomenon.

Ontario, Canada, June, 1970.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-03-01
2025. The harbour at night.



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48 times
2025. Crimea 13.
Ukraine.

In Yalta the atmosphere was much more relaxed than in the rest of the USSR. Taking pictures of a harbour was no problem at all. In Novosibirsk taking a picture of an old house was enough to get me into trouble. The relaxed atmosphere of 42 years ago is at this moment far away.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-02-27
2024. Woman on the beach.



This picture has been seen
69 times
2024. Crimea 12.
Ukraine.

On the beach there were a lot of people sunbathing in their underwear. The little flap on the nose is to prevent sunburn.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-02-25
2023. Boy with tricycle.



This picture has been seen
53 times
2023. Crimea 11.
Ukraine.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-02-23
2022. Man with buggy.



This picture has been seen
51 times
2022. Crimea 10.
Ukraine.

Taking the dogs for a walk.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

There will be a new photograph every other day.


2014-02-21
2021. At Yalta's harbour.



This picture has been seen
57 times
2021. Crimea 9.
Ukraine.
Fishing off the quay.
The name of the ship is Gruziya and it comes from Odessa.
Gruziya is Georgia.
Georgia is independent now but in 1972 it still belonged to the USSR.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2014-02-19
2020. Old woman in front of a church.



This picture has been seen
48 times
2020. Crimea 8.
Ukraine.

From 1976 till 1973 I lived in Canada. Among other things I took the course in Creative Photography at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto.
A group of students and teachers of this school got an invitation to travel to the Soviet Union.
I was one of the lucky students.
The slides were taken in 1972, so they are over 40 years old now.

Previous pictures under USSR in the menu.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-08-12
1762. Russian- Orthodox church.



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105 times
1762. Crimea 7.
The church was open, there were a lot of old women and some old men.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2012-08-05
1761. Clothes line.



This picture has been seen
481 times
1761. Crimea 6.
Who is the pervert taking pictures of my laundry?

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2012-07-29
1760. Saw.



This picture has been seen
124 times
1760. Crimea 5.
Motor scooter rebuilt into a mobile saw; probably for making firewood.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2012-07-22
1759. Characteristic house.



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1759. Crimea 4.
When I took this picture there was a lot of fluffy seed blowing from the trees.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-21
1758. On the black coast 2.



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1758. Crimea 3.
A small castle from czaristic times.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-19
1757. Big Brother.



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1757. Crimea 2.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-17
1756. On the black coast 1.



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1756. Crimea 1.
From Baku we flew to Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula.

USSR, Crimea, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-15
1755. Mysterious lady.



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1755. Baku 5.

USSR, Azerbaijan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

Guestlink:
http://www.basthijssen.nl


2012-07-13
1754. Alley 4.



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1754. Baku 4.

USSR, Azerbaijan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-11
1753. Thoroughfare.



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1753. Baku 3.
In some cities there were still trolley buses in use.

USSR, Azerbaijan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-09
1752. Alley 3.



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1752. Baku 2.

USSR, Azerbaijan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-07
1751. Harbour.



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1751. Baku 1.
From Uzbekistan we flew to Azerbaijan.
This is the harbour of Baku, the capital.
The guides were slightly nervous when I took this picture; there were some military vessels in the harbour.

USSR, Azerbaijan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-05
1750. Alley 2.



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1750. Samarkand 9.
Characteristic alley in the old part of town.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-03
1749. Alley 1.



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1749. Samarkand 8.
One of the many beautiful buildings of Samarkand.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-07-01
1748. Old man, early in the morning.



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1748. Samarkand 7.
Often, early in the morning before the guided tours started, I went for a walk.
That was the best time for taking pictures.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-29
1747. Grandfather with grandchild.



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1747. Samarkand 6.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-27
1746. Donkey cart in the marketplace.



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1745. Samarkand 5.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-25
1745. Children playing 2.



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1745. Samarkand 4.
Children's games are universal.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-23
1744. Mosque entrance.



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1744. Samarkand 3.
In Soviet times, the Muslim faith was condoned.
It looked more like discouragement.
Although the old buildings were very well maintained and restored. Often they were in use as a museum. You had to pay a small entrance fee. See the man behind the table.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-21
1743. Two soldiers.



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1743. Samarkand 2.
In the background a mosque in the process of being restored.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-19
1742. Children playing 1.



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1742. Samarkand 1.
From Tashkent we flew to Samarkand.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-17
1741. Worker in a tea factory.



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1741. Tashkent 21.
Tea was and is very popular.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Ektachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-15
1740. Our guides at breakfast.



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1740. Tashkent 20.
We couldn't have wished for better guides. Two cheerful young ladies who spoke English fluently. They organized everything perfectly. Intourist was a rather strict travel organization in soviet times, but we didn't really experience it that way.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Ektachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-13
1739. Traffic policeman.



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1739. Tashkent 19.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-11
1738. Men in a park.



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1738. Tashkent 18.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-09
1737. Girls at a parade.



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1737. Tashkent 17.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-07
1736. Woman with bookstall.



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1736. Tashkent 16.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-05
1735. Young Pioneers 2.



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1735. Tashkent 15.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-03
1734. Young Pioneers 1.



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1734. Tashkent 14.
The Young Pioneers were a kind of communistic scouting in soviet times.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-06-01
1733. Two men at a parade.



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1733. Tashkent 13.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-30
1732. Man in the marketplace.



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1732. Tashkent 12.
On the whole the people in the street were very friendly and not at all camera shy.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-28
1731. Old woman in the park.



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1731. Tashkent 11.
Often I went for a walk early in the morning, before our guided tour started. Our guides didn't like that but I was never stopped by anybody.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-26
1730. Girl in the marketplace.



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1730. Tashkent 10.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-24
1729. Camera repairman.



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1729. Tashkent 9.
The repairman was behind a window with an opening where is hands were. Like a counter at the post-office.
On the window: Remont, same as at the shoeshop.
The rest of the text is not very clear, but it has to do with photography.
He was very interested in my camera and he peered at it through the letters on the window.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-22
1728. Two girlfriends.



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1728. Tashkent 8.
In front of the shoeshop.
On the window: Remont obuvi.
It means: Shoe repair.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-20
1727. Shoemaker 4.



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1727. Tashkent 7.

USSR, Uzbekistan, Summer 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-18
1726. Shoemaker 3.



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On May 17 the tenth year of publication of ZenZien started.

1726. Tashkent 6.
There were 2 shoemakers in the shop.

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-16
1725. Shoemaker 2.



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1725. Tashkent 5.
A real craftsman at work.

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-14
1724. Shoemaker 1.



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1724. Tashkent 4.
A shoemaker in a small shop near the market.

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-12
1723. People in a market place.



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1723. Tashkent 3.
Here again no problems with taking pictures of people.
This was a market where traders could sell their own products. In the vicinity of the marketplace there were small businesses, like shoemakers, watchmakers, braziers etc.

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-10
1722. Three men in a market place.



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1722. Tashkent 2.
Uzbek men engaged in a religious conversation?

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

NB.
On the main page you can find the 4 latest photographs.
Under Archives the current and previous month.
All other pictures can be found under the relevant country button.


2012-05-08
1721. Woman with umbrella.



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1721. Tashkent 1.
From Novosibirsk we flew to Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
It was a completely different atmosphere.
From a chilly, very Russian Siberia to a muslim republic with a pleasantly warm climate.
In the previous picture in Siberia the women were wearing headscarves against the cold, in Uzbekistan they wore them for religious reasons.
Uzbekistan borders on Afghanistan.

USSR, Summer, Uzbekistan, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-06
1720. People in the park.



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1720. Novosibirsk 20.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-04
1719. Girl on her way to school 2.



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1719. Novosibirsk 19.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-05-02
1718. Girl on her way to school 1.



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1718. Novosibirsk 18.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-30
1717. Apartment block.



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1717. Novosibirsk 17.
A very common colour in the USSR.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-28
1716. Man on bench in park.



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1716. Novosibirsk 16.
Time for reflection.
People smoked a lot.
The penetrating smell of the soviet cigarette is something I will never forget.
Drinking was also a hobby.
We rode on our coach through a small village.
It was late afternooon and there were a lot of drunk men in the street.
I asked our guide if there were problems with alcoholics.
The answer: "They are not alcoholics, they only drink a lot"

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-26
1715. Boy playing soccer.



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1715. Novosibirsk 15.
Soccer in the streets or parks was very popular.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-24
1714. Wooden house.



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1714. Novosibirsk 14.
When taking this picture an old woman tapped me on the shoulder. She pointed at the ugly sovjet tenement blocks at the other side of the street. Thát's what I should take a picture of, thát was progress. I just pretended I took a picture of that too.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-22
1713. Customers at a kiosk 2.



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1713. Novosibirsk 13.
Our trip went as follows:
Toronto- Montreal- Copenhagen- Moscow- Novosibirsk (Siberia)- Akademgorodok (Siberia)– Tashkent (Uzbekistan)- Samarkand (Uzbekistan)- Bakoe (Azerbeidsjan)- Yalta (Crimea)- Kiev (Ukraine)- Leningrad- Petrozavodsk (Karelia)- Kishi (Karelia)- Moskou- Rostov- Yaroslavl- Toronto.
(Also see the text with picture 1701 in Archives March 2012)

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-20
1712. People in the street.



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1712. Novosibirsk 12.
It was already June but in Siberia I still got a feeling of spring. That was also the case for the Russians who walked in great numbers in the streets and the parks.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-18
1711. People at bus stop.



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1711. Novosibirsk 11.
I took this picture because I was intrigued by the man with his hand on his chin. It wasn't until I got the developed slides back that I noticed the other man in the background doing the same.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-16
1710. Woman in the park 2.



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1710. Novosibirsk 10.
Colleague of the previous woman.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-14
1709. Woman in the park 1.



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1709. Novosibirsk 9.
This woman was working in the park.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)

The Dutch artist Hanneke Nobel:
“It’s not my aspiration to give a true-to-nature rendition of either still life or landscape.
I try to capture the essence of the subject without wanting to go as far as being abstract”
http://www.hannekenobel.nl


2012-04-12
1708. Red Army soldiers.



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1708. Novosibirsk 8.
Before the trip we were warned to be careful taking pictures of soldiers.
These two didn't have any problems with it.
Later I traded a shirt for an army belt.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-10
1707. Close-up boy.



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1707. Novosibirsk 7.
I was very surprised how easy it was to get people to pose for a picture.
Even when I didn't ask and they found out, it was usually not a problem.
Photography was quite popular in the USSR.
They were often very interested in my Nikon.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-08
1706. Customers at a kiosk 1.



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1706. Novosibirsk 6.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-06
1705. Close-up boy with bicycle.



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1705. Novosibirsk 5.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-04
1704. Boy with bicycle.



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1704. Novosibirsk 4.
For want of saddle and chain he used his bicycle as a scooter.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-04-02
1703. Woman takes a nap.



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1703. Novosibirsk 3.
Worker in the park.
The city lies about 2800 km east of Moscow.
It's the third city of the country.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-03-31
1702. People drinking kvass.



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1702. Novosibirsk 2.
Kvass being sold in the street from large tanks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2012-03-29
1701. Schoolboy at vending machine.



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1701. Novosibirsk 1.
From 1976 till 1973 I lived in Canada. Among other things I took the course in Creative Photography at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto.
A group of students and teachers of this school got an invitation to travel to the Soviet Union.
I was one of the lucky students.
The slides were taken in 1972, so they are more than 40 years old now.

USSR, Summer, 1972.
Kodachrome slide.
(© Copyright: Henk Bakker)