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What spring was about in the Soviet Union

28 Mar 2020, 17:54 GMT+10

Despite political tensions, wars and crises, spring has always come - and as always it's joyful. Spring is about blossoming

Dnieper River, 1939

Unknown author/MAMM/MDFSpring is about beautiful girls

Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1942

Vladislav Mikosha/MAMM/MDFSpring is about birds to come

School students prepare birdhouses, 1959

Valentin Khukhlaev/ Valentin Kukhlaev archiveSpring is about colors and inspiration

On a spring planair, 1959

Valentin Khukhlaev/ Valentin Kukhlaev archiveSpring is playful

Spring, 1963

Yury Sadovnikov/MAMM/MDFSpring is a new life

Students planting trees, 1972

Vsevolod Tarasevich/MAMM/MDFSpring is the time to get rid of last year's sh*t

A clean-up Saturday, 1975

Sergei Sukharev/Pavel Sukharev archiveSpring is about birch tree juice and the change from winter car tires to summer ones

Spring in Kremlin, 1971

Valentin Khukhlaev/ Valentin Kukhlaev archiveSpring is a time to give women flowers

Boys buy mimosa for International Women Day on March 8, 1959

Viktor Akhlomov/MAMM/MDFSpring is about Labor Day parades

May 1 parade on Red Square, 1976

Valentin Khukhlaev/ Valentin Kukhlaev archive

Spring is about long May holidays and celebrations

Labor Day market on Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow, 1947

Yevgeny Umnov/MAMM/MDFSpring is Victory Day

Victory! 1945

Mark Redkin/MAMM/MDSpring is about love

Spring in Batumi, 1971

Dmitry Ukhtomsky/MAMM/MDFSpring is a time to hang out with friends!

Spring conversation, 1971

Lev Borodulin/MAMM/MDF Spring is for traveling and planning summer holidays

Spring on Black Sea shore, 1950s

Vladislav Mikosha/MAMM/MDFDo you feel spring vibes in the air?

Girl with flowers, 1970s

Yury Sadovnikov/MAMM/MDF

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