Soviet women of the 1980s (PHOTOS)

Archive of Galina Piskunova; Denchuk/Sputnik
Hopes for the future and the first sips of freedom from Gorbachev's perestroika changed both the image and outlook of Soviet women — their outfits and appearance speak louder than words.
Portrait of a woman in front of Mishka, the mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

Moscow beauties Katya Chelichkina and Masha Kalinina

Singer Edita Piekha in evening dress

Fashion exhibition on the day of the city

Grazhina. From the cycle “People of Lithuania”

Svetlana Toma in a scene from Alexander Kosarev’s film 'Souvenir for the Prosecutor'

Singer Zhanna Aguzarova in the studio of photographer Sergey Borisov

Visitors at Izmailovo Market

Artist Ekaterina Grigoryeva at Izmailovo Market

Girls sing The Beatles in a Leningrad hostel

Cover of the vinyl record “Everest”

Young mothers with children in an amusement park in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR
Actress Natalya Belokhvostikova

Leningrad, 1987

Staff of the mirror-making workshop at the Irbit glass factory

Slava Zaitsev Fashion House

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