What spring was about in the Soviet Union (PHOTOS)

Despite political tensions, wars and crises, spring has always come - and as always it’s joyful.

Spring is about blossoming

Dnieper River, 1939

Spring is about beautiful girls

Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1942

Spring is about birds to come

School students prepare birdhouses, 1959

Spring is about colors and inspiration 

Spring is playful

Spring is a new life

Students planting trees, 1972

Spring is the time to get rid of last year's sh*t

Spring is about birch tree juice and the change from winter car tires to summer ones

Spring is a time to give women flowers

Boys buy mimosa for International Women Day on March 8, 1959

Spring is about Labor Day parades

May 1 parade on Red Square, 1976

Spring is about long May holidays and celebrations

Labor Day market on Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow, 1947

Spring is Victory Day

Victory! 1945

Spring is about love

Spring in Batumi, 1971

Spring is a time to hang out with friends!

Spring conversation, 1971

Spring is for traveling and planning summer holidays

Spring on Black Sea shore, 1950s

Do you feel spring vibes in the air?

Girl with flowers, 1970s

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