A Forgotten Moscow: the charms & characters of 1935

The Franco-Soviet and Czechoslovak-Soviet Treaties of Mutual Assistance, lasting for five years, were signed in 1935.

The Franco-Soviet and Czechoslovak-Soviet Treaties of Mutual Assistance, lasting for five years, were signed in 1935.

Trondheim Municipal Archive
The Norwegian photographer Eirik Sundvor memorialized 1935 Soviet Moscow. Many of his photographs have been kept in the Trondheim Municipal Archive (Norway’s third largest city, also known by its former name of Nidaros). These photographs show the Russian capital in a way that modern inhabitants have long forgotten: the city is composed of two-story wooden houses, horse-drawn carriages carry passengers just like cars do now, and Communist parades are held on Red Square...

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