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USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier

USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier French scientist, journalist and a historian

Spasskaya Tower. USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier

USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier.
French historian and academician, Jacques Dupaquier’s work and methods contributed to the development of the historical Demographie. Jacques was traveling in the USSR thrice in 1956, 1964, and 1975. And the list of places he visited were Moscow, Leningrad, Tula, Smolensk, Minsk, Uzbekistan, Caucasus, Cuban, and Ukraine …
Let’s get in our time machine and take a look at the travel from Moscow to Krasnodar of 1964. Although Dupaquier was not a pro­fes­sional pho­togra­pher, the color images he took on his Leica dur­ing this jour­ney formed a vivid record of early Khrushchev and post-Stalin Era.
Meanwhile, Jacques-Dupaquie joined the Com­mu­nist Party in 1943 and was sec­re­tary of cell Pon­toise until 1956, when he was expelled. However, the rea­son is unclear, but probably due to his visit to Soviet Rus­sia and Uzbek Repub­lic. Jack­ues was part of a French mis­sion to the USSR in Sep­tem­ber 1956, orga­nized after the 20th Con­gress of the Com­mu­nist Party. In particular, when Nikita Khrushchev denounced the per­son­al­ity cult and Stal­in­ism (dic­ta­tor­ship of Joseph Stalin).

USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier

St. Basil’s

This legendary building, officially called ‘The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat’. The popular alternative refers to Basil the Blessed, a Muscovite ‘holy fool’.

USSR photos by Jacques Dupaquier