80 years of Russian history through the lense of Magnum agency (PHOTOS)

Rare shots from 1940 up to the present that you’ve never seen before. Magnum’s best photographers managed to capture the atmosphere and vivid moments of Russian life in a way others couldn’t.

1. Visitors at the Red Square. Moscow, USSR, 1947

2. The State Bolshoi Theater Ballet School. Practicing positions. Moscow, USSR, 1958

3. A wedding registration. Bratsk, Siberia, USSR, 1967

4. Soviet poet Arseny Tarkovsky, father of the famous Soviet film director Andrei Tarkovsky. Moscow, USSR, 1979 

5. Fashion in Leningrad. USSR, 1987

6. Peter and Paul Fortress. Homo Sovieticus. Leningrad, USSR, 1989

7. Victory Day celebrations. Moscow, USSR, 1989

8. Calisthenics classes for vacationers in a sanatorium in Sochi. USSR, 1963

9. Camp 27. Honeymoon room. Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, 2001

10. The town of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region, Russia, March 2015

11. Followers of Vissarion during a Christmas pilgrimage. Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia, 2015

The exhibition ‘As They See Us. A Portrait of Russia by the Magnum Agency’ is now on display in St. Petersburg at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall

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