The real USSR in the photo "French spy".
Friends, an absolutely amazing collection of photos appeared on the net, which capturedthe USSRsixties. The pictures are interesting because they show the real life of people in the USSR of the sixties - in the very period that, according to the fans of the USSR, is the “golden age” of the Union - the country has recovered from the consequences of the war, and it is still far from the “damned Perestroika”. And just these very pictures expose fantasies about some kind of "golden age", and you can see for yourself by looking at them.
These photos were taken by a Frenchman named Julien Galeotti, who in secret Soviet documents was designated as a "French spy." The story of his "espionage" is somewhat muddy - when he was detained by KGB officers, he seemed to say that he was taking pictures on the "assignment of inspector Robert Lacanier", but he didn’t take anything super-secret, and after the arrest Galeoti did not present any charges, but simply expelled from the country with the wording "in their photographs blackened the Soviet reality."Although how can you "blacken" something, simply by removing everything that is happening around - I personally do not understand.
Galeotti was expelled in 1963 - he took photographs of the USSR mainly in Odessa and Sevastopol during this visit, and he was followed closely by the KGB officers, who gave him the nickname "barbel" and held a hidden photo shoot in the hope that "Galeotti would puncture" by removing something secret.
So, in today's post - a photo of real life in the USSR of the sixties. Come under the cat, it is interesting. Welladd friendsDo not forget)
02. For a start, a little background. The fact that Galeotti was "under the hood" even in his previous visits to the USSR (long before 1963), says this extract from the letter of the captain of the ship "Victory", which was written in July 1960. Everything is fine here - the captain writes that citizen Galeotti "was engaged in the selection of objects for his photographs,clearly discrediting the Soviet way of lifeand compromising our citizens. "" Being in a number of cities of the Soviet Union, Galeonni selects objects for photographing that are not typical of the way of life of our people - for example, a poorly dressed, hunched old woman,reminding beggar,obviously posing frenchdepicting the unemployed at the Moscow State University building and others. "
Well, then read there, about "clearly discrediting the Soviet peoplea very thin, old woman, a watering woman from Gorky Street "and so on. The Soviet people, as we have learned wellfrom Soviet films, all polls should be white-toothed, ruddy, carry full loads of plastic fruits and sing "folk songs" written by the composer Dunaevsky. And it’s not necessary to show beggars and poorly dressed grandmothers - they are onlyremindbeggars, but in fact they are not, and in general they slander the bright image of Communism.
03. And now let's look at the pictures themselves of fake beggars, French fake idlers, atypical watering ladies and other theaters, behind the facade of which lies the brilliant and shining USSR of the sixties. This is the very picture of Moscow State University, from which the captain of evidence was so bombed from the ship "Victory". Even if one imagines that French tourists are really fooling around, then I want to ask - so what’s wrong with that? Only brain inflamedSoviet propaganda, could complete the reality in which this photograph in France will be issued as "Soviet unemployed" for photographs.
04. We are transferred to Odessa, the sixties.This picture of Galeotti called "Queue in Odessa" - without specifying where and for what it stands. Such photos, according to the captain, "discredit the Soviet reality." If you think about it, then this captain, and not Galeotti, was in fact an anti-Soviet - because he was shy about the appearance of ordinary Soviet citizens.
05. The picture entitled "an old man in Odessa", 1963 (by the way, like the previous photo). This is how the life of ordinary Soviet people looked like, two years agolaunched astronaut into space. In my opinion, this grandfather in the photo space was far from the lantern - they did not improve his personal life and well-being.
06. "The queue at the bakery", Odessa, 1963. Oh, and what is it, and hto did it? Where are the fans of the USSR, who love to tell that there were no queues at all in the USSR before Perestroika, and the shopsbursting with food? As you can see, there were queues in the USSRis always.
07. Market in Odessa, 1963. This is what citizens looked like in "the country of victorious socialism" - who, according to Khrushchev, only 17 years left to Communism. Apparently, in 1980, all these grandmothers on the market would have to give their potatoes for free to anyone.
08And here is Julien himself, caught in the soap telephoto lenses of the Soviet Pinkertons, who are keeping a sharp eye on how he would not blacken us. The inscription on the picture - "Object" Mustache "from the historic boulevard examines the South Bay, here he photographed the bay." Find and neutralize!
09. A picture of a bay in Sevastopol taken by Julien from that very point. So, according to podkustnyh observers, look like Soviet secret objects, which are dealt with by a French spytape barbel:
10. In the meantime, we go further along with Julien. This photograph is called "Public transport stop", it was made in the same 1963 year. That is blackened so blackened! “Do not look at the photo, all the buildings in the frame are fake State Department, and all the people in the frame are French actors,” shouted the co-workers from Victory.
The motor ship "Victory", by the way, used to be called "Adolf Hitler".
11. And this is how the very best Soviet public transport looked like in the world. Well, do you want to go to work like this? You will learn many new things about yourself and about your place in this mortal world.
12. Two-wheeled carts in one of the courtyards - a picture as if from the XIX century. I remind you that this is the year 1963, and an ass harnessed to a gig can easily live up to the communism promised in 1980.Apparently, then the gig will become golden, and feeding the donkey harnessed into it will be exclusively free carrot.
13. Odessa, stalls, 1963. Well, it's more or less, here the photographer is not much blackened to us reality, even though obviously he was going to.
14. Barrel with kvass, the same year. At the bottom of such barrels, there were usually devils, but the sanitary standards of that time closed their eyes to this.
15. Odessa, the picture entitled "In the market." These crooked pavilions of clay and sticks - this is the very "developed USSR", a space superpower, which will soon beinfluence the weather with airships.
16. Tank T-34-85. What did the old Soviet tank with combat crew inside the streets of Odessa in 1963 - I can not tell you, I do not know.
17. In the meantime, surveillance does not weaken, the koloboks follow the trail - they captured the spy red-handed - "The Object" Manner "on Primorsky Boulevard photographs the bay from the monument to sunken ships." You see what allows itself.
17. Actually, this is the view of the same bay, taken by the same KGB-shniki. In my opinion, an incredibly secret object.
18. Restaurant "Wave", from which the "Mustache object" photographed cruiser. According to the KGB Schnick, this is simply outrageous.
19. Although in fact this picture is much more terrible - it is called “road repair”.On it, ordinary Soviet women are straining at heavy road works, no equipment is visible - apparently, she flew away to conquer space, everything has to be done with shovels and wheelbarrows. Hey, captain, tell us about the "blackening of Soviet reality"! Captain! Kapi ... Ah, stop, he's not here - he swam away on his cruises around Europe.
20. And here is a very "blackening" photo - called the "courtyard in Odessa."
21. And so. The picture is called "Old Man". Actually, this is how life in the “country of victorious socialism” looked like.
So it goes. Well, how do you like a selection of photos, what do you think?
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