The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Douglas Smith - American historian, who showed the world the rare pictures 50s USSR. He found them in the house Manhoffa Martin, who was a former US diplomat and worked in the USSR, but in '54 he was deported on suspicion of espionage.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

A worker in a sheepskin coat and warm gloves, in one of the coldest days of winter, looking into the camera photos.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Street on the bank of the Moskva River in Moscow.

Martin Mahoff traveled throughout the Soviet Union and made more than 1,000 images that were just recently in the network.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Arbat, Moscow.

Returning to the US after being deported from the Soviet Union, Manhoff hid his unique images at his home in Washington state, where they have lain for 60 years.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Trolley and several cars on a flooded street in Kiev after a summer shower. Major Martin Manhoff made this picture from his car.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

The view from the window to the street in Murmansk.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Flags of the RSFSR and the Ukrainian SSR on the houses in Kiev, 1954.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Ostankino Palace - the former summer residence of the Sheremetev, and now - the Moscow Museum-Estate "Ostankino".

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

The funeral procession on the square in Moscow.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

happy boy on a bench near Novospassky Monastery - the first monastery in the Russian capital, which was founded in 1490.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

A woman returns to the house with a bucket of water.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

Soviet youth in Kuskovo - the former estate of the Sheremetev Counts, which was established in the mid-18th century in the east of Moscow.

The Soviet Union '50s through the eyes of American photographer: very rare footage

And in this picture school student posing for the camera. Picture taken in Kolomna - a former residence of the king, and today - the State Historical-Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve. Get to Kolomna, you can drive south from the center of the capital in the direction of Kolomna.

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