Moscow 1963

Countryside Kaliningrad Moscow 1963 Moscow 1995 Moscow 2001 Moscow 2007 Saint Petersburg

Moscow in 1963


Central Moscow swimming pool
(built by Stalin on site of demolished church -
now the pool has been demolished and the church rebuilt)


residential apartment block




in the English class


classic style building


old style noble house on right
(most had already been destroyed in 1963)


Orthodox church
(seat of the Moscow Metropolitan)


In front of the Moscow Hotel
(Red square on the right behind red building,
which in this time period was the Lenin Museum)


Children's Department store




University of Moscow


Soviet style architecture



view of Moscow from the University hill


sports stadium


suburban apartment blocks under construction



Zagorsk monastery (1963)

Sergiyev Posad (Russian: Се́ргиев Поса́д) is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia. It grew up in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Troitse-Sergiyeva (Trinity) Lavra established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town became incorporated in 1742. As the town's name, alluding to St. Sergius, had strong religious connotations, the Soviet authorities changed first to just Sergiyev in 1919, and then to Zagorsk in 1930, in memory of the revolutionary Vladimir Zagorsky.

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Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

Photos from 1963



In 1959 the park was renamed Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (Russian: Выставка Достижений Народного Хозяйства Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnovo Khozyaystva) or ВДНХ/VDNKh.

The exhibition had 82 pavilions with the exhibition area of 700,000 square meters. Each pavilion (including the 1939 "regions") had been dedicated to a particular industry or a field: the Engineering Pavilion (1954), the Space Pavilion (1966), the Atomic Energy Pavilion (1954), the People's Education Pavilion (1954), the Radioelectronics Pavilion (1958).





Moscow in 2001

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