The Soviet Union through the eyes of an American professor
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An American professor, University of Virginia, an expert on the history of Russia and the USSR Thomas Hammond for 19 years photographing Soviet Russia - in the period from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Professor lot of time with his family came to Russia, worked with the Moscow State University, visited Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Yaroslavl, Riga, Samarkand, Pyatigorsk. Hammond resulting footage used to illustrate their work - for example, in 1959 in the National Geographic Magazine published his material, "A First Look at the Soviet Union", and in 1966 - the article "An American in Moscow".
Its subject is the fact that other foreigners, as well as all the people of the Soviet Union, for various reasons did not take off - sled of reinforcement, an explanatory note about the shooting of the bridge in Riga, "Lenin and now very much alive," Tikhvin temple on Alexis, like Renaissance painting, simple passers-by, street trade, passenger trucks, details of everyday life. Recently, an employee of the University of Anna Maxwell posted on the website of the institution colored photographs taken by Thomas Hammond.