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The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo

Dmitry KropivnitskyNews
Kyiv in the 1950s
Kyiv in the 1950s

Photographs taken by foreign tourists are one way to see how Kyiv looked in different years. For example, in the 1950s, an English traveler visited the capital of Ukraine and took several photos that did not fall victim to Soviet censorship.

The archival photos were published in the community "Spraha: Kyiv is interesting" on Facebook. They are unique because they preserved the spirit of the city in those years.

"An interesting fact. Tourists who were granted access to the USSR (as now, for example, to North Korea) were able to take interesting street photos without censorship. It was risky, you could get thrown in the slammer. Then they took these films back to their homeland, where they published them. Nowadays, such archival photos have been digitized and posted online. They show real life in that period. Kyiv, 1950s, through the eyes of an English tourist/traveler," the statement reads.

The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo
The network showed the real life of Kyiv in the 1950s through the eyes of an English tourist. Photo

Bessarabska Square in Kyiv was founded in the early 19th century as a marketplace where traders from southern Ukraine and Bessarabia came to trade. Few people know that there used to be a cemetery on its site, which was founded by the Lutheran community of the capital.

Rusanivka in Kyiv is the first residential area to be built on an artificially created island. The beauty and comfort of this location, in particular, were immediately appreciated by the scientists, teachers, and artists who settled there.

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, in 1955, Ukrainian documentary photographer Andriy Levchenko took several panoramic photos of Podil and the Dnipro River. Thanks to these works, we can see what this historic area of Kyiv looked like back then.

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