“The Death Of Colossus”: Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Hockey played in a Moscow housing estate, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

The ’80s weren’t a great time for those living in the USSR, although those living in Moscow had it better than most. Here’s a look at everyday life of the Soviets in the late 1980s. These amazing photographs were taken by Chris Niedenthal in 1984 through 1989.

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Moscow market, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

A Moscow man, 1988
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Bakery in Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Baku, Azerbaijan, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Book stall in Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

‘Don’t look!’, Arbat, Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Drying off after swimming lessons, Moscow, 1989 (L), Lenin, 1988 (R)
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow school, 1989 (L), Party Congress as seen from street level, Moscow, 1988 (R)
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Elections in Riga, Latvia, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

‘Glasnost’ on the Arbat, Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Group baptism in a Russian Orthodox church, Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow apartament, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow bride and groom, after the wedding in Moscow, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow family, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow girl, 1988
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Boris Yeltsin during election rally, Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow school, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

TV store, Moscow, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Moscow suburbs, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Orthodox priest in a Moscow hospital, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko with his wife, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the Duma, Moscow, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Soviet trolleybus, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Street artist and the Red Army, on the Arbat, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Taman Military Division during training, 1988
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Tea break at factory producing busts and statues of Lenin, 1989
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

TV store in Moscow, 1988
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Weight watchers, Moscow, 1988
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

Women’s day at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1984
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989

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