11 pics showing that the USSR was a true milk empire

1984. A girl drinks milk at a kindergarten attached to the Lenino stud farm (now Belarus).

1984. A girl drinks milk at a kindergarten attached to the Lenino stud farm (now Belarus).

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Milk and dairy products were of great importance in the USSR. These photos prove it.
1944.  Riga (now Latvia). A woman treats Red Army soldiers to a jug of milk.
1967. Dairy women working at the Red October collective farm in the Kirovregion (Northern Urals).
1966. A Yakutian girl pours kumis (mare's milk) into a tub.
1984. Milk bottling at a dairy plant in Barnaul (Altai, Southern Siberia).
1972. A grocery in southern Moscow.
1966. A line of customers in a dairy shop in Kazan (800 km east of Moscow)
1974. Employees of the milk processing factory in Mogadishu, Somalia. The local plant was built by Soviet engineers.
1959. Milkmaids examine a new milking machine at the Alexinsky collective farm in the Smolensk region (400 km west of Moscow).
1976. A milkmaid from Kazakhstan offers a bowl of kumis to a combine driver.
1986. Nina Chervyachenko, chief cheese-maker of the Maryino collective farm in the Kursk region (500 south of Moscow).
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