Soviet Union 1961 Videos and Images

Archive Contents and Access with QR Codes Videos Harvey and Alice Richards made two Soviet Union documentary videos in 1961 focusing on women and children in a socialist society: A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia, and Part … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Women of Tashkent, 1961

Women and Children in 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

Sochi Resort for the People Short Video with Music Sochi 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 them make … Continue reading

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi, USSR, 1961

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi 1961

Vacation Resort for the People, Sochi Photo Gallery Visiting a vacation resort for the people, Sochi (the site of 2014 Winter Olympics) on the Black Sea in Russia in the summer of 1961 at age 17, I encountered a town … Continue reading

Ferry Ride in Siberia on Lake Baikal,1961

Ferry Ride in Siberia: A Slice of Life, 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, … 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

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia

1962, 36 min., color, DVD Women in the Soviet Union: A Socialist Alternative  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia focuses upon Moscow and the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women in … Continue reading