Photo of the Day: Women of Tashkent, 1961

Soviet Uzbekistan Opened Doors for Women The social status of women in the countries of the middle east and Asia have become a hot topic around the world as the oil wars go on endlessly bringing scenes of veiled women … Continue reading

Sochi, Resort for the People, 1961

Harvey Richards Sochi Photos in a Short Video with Music Sochi 1961, Resort for the People from Paul Richards on Vimeo. In 1961, I traveled with my father, Harvey Richards, and step mother, Alice, to the Soviet Union to help … Continue reading

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi, USSR, 1961

Sochi: A Resort for the People Visiting Sochi (the site of 2014 Winter Olympics) on the Black Sea in Russia in the summer of 1961, at age 17, I encountered a vacation resort town like no other I had ever … Continue reading

Ferry Ride and Farm, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 1961

A Slice of Life in Siberia, Summer 1961 The photos in this gallery came from Harvey and Alice Richards’ trip to the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1961 to make a film called  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: … Continue reading

Women and Children in Tashkent, 1961

Photos from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1961 In 1961, Harvey and Alice Richards took their camera equipment and Harvey’s teenage son, Paul Richards, to the Soviet Union to make a film, A Visit to the Soviet Union, about Soviet women and children. … Continue reading

USSR is not forgotten

Two Films On the USSR Made in 1961 Harvey and Alice Richards made two films about the USSR in 1961 called A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia, and Part 2: Far From Moscow. On my … Continue reading

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 2: Far from Moscow

1962, 33 min., color Ordinary People in the Soviet Union: Tashkent and Irkutsk After filming in Moscow, Harvey and Alice Richards took “A Visit to the Soviet Union” to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the capital of one of the USSR’s republics.  During … Continue reading