Tired of the same hipster swag in your Insta feed? Transport yourself to the sunny side of Soviet life with the archive photos of @fotoussr.
Set in a variety of urban and rural corners of the Soviet Union, @fotoussr celebrates the little joys, dreams, and routines that animated people’s daily lives.
Street portraits, images of market queues or young pioneer dances, and Soviet cinema behind-the-scenes shots, all recreate the atmosphere of the different Soviet eras, from the 1950s all the way to the 1980s (it’s a shame not all pictures have a date attached to them).
It’s particularly interesting to see so many women at work even as far back as the 1950s, whether in the lab, in gardens, or in shops.