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How Alma-Ata looked like in the Soviet Union

The following set of postcards and photographic reproductions of pretty decent quality create an image of the Soviet Alma-Ata (present Almaty) as a bright, modern city surrounded by white peaks of the mountains.

The city, which reached the one million mark in population in 1981, remains the cultural, economic, and financial capital of Kazakhstan. Since the late 1990s, it experienced investment and construction boom, the city changed significantly. So the pictures made in the 1980s become more and more historical. Photos by visualhistory

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 1

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 2

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 3

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 4

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 5

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 6

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 7

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 8

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 9

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 10

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 11

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 12

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 13

Soviet Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan photo 14

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1 comment

  • SonicReducer · March 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    it would be nice to have a comparison with the newest ones

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