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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

Photographs taken by young French scientist, journalist and a historian Jacques Dupaquie

On the Black Sea

Photographs taken by young French scientist, journalist and a historian Jacques Dupaquie

Southern Russia, the Black sea area

Photographs taken by young French scientist, journalist and a historian Jacques Dupaquie

Life in USSR, south

Photographs taken by young French scientist, journalist and a historian Jacques Dupaquie

Moscow, queue to Masoleum

Red Square

Red Square

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

GUM, central shop

GUM, central shop

GUM, central shop

Central shop, GUM

Summer cafe

Summer cafe

Stadium

Stadium

Stadium

Moscow Stadium

City street

City street

Asian republic, USSR

Asian republic, USSR

Cathedral

Cathedral

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Uzbek SSR

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Soviet architecture

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

1964, photo by Jacques Dupaquier

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Random photo, life in USSR

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Life in USSR, 1964

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Street photo

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Provincial shop

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Food Shop in province

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

The USSR in photography by Jacques Dupaquier

Krasnodar, the coast of the Black Sea

Krasnodar, the coast of the Black Sea

Moscow

Beautiful Moscow

Kremlin

Kremlin

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Summer, city photo

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

USSR by Jacques Dupaquie

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Square with monument

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

The Moskva river

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

The river Moskva

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Bank of the river

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

photo of Moscow

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

The view from above, Moscow

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Architecture of Soviet Moscow

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Crimea

Photographs taken by Jacques Dupaquie

Park in summer

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