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Bizarre pictures of the soviet parade of the 1920s and 1930s

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The parade was an integral part of the soviet culture during the 1920s and 1930s. After WWII the Soviet government limited the parade activity to the Victory day (Russians celebrate it on May 9) and some major socialistic memorial dates. But it was a different story in the 1920s and 1930s. The parade was a sort of the soviet propaganda event aimed to cover any important matter of the young USSR.

After discovering some bizarre pictures of the nudists in the Soviet Moscow of the 1920s we decided to dig dipper and found some noteworthy parade pictures. We excluded all blended army parade photos and selected only fascinating images of the very special soviet reality of the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy.

These kids driving the toy cars symbolise the newborn Soviet industry.

These kids driving the toy cars symbolize the newborn Soviet industry. In fact, the Soviet Union produced very few cars in the 1920s.

May 1 parade soviet russia 1920s

May 1 was a very special day for Soviet Russia, and it was a parade day. In this picture, women are marching in gas masks. Maybe, it should demonstrate the readiness for a world war.

Soviet pioneers with homeless kids during a parade

Soviet pioneers (kind of scouts) are marching with homeless kids during a parade in the 1920s. Soviet power tried to demonstrate that they treat kids in a new, socialistic way.

Sports parade at the Red Square

It is a sports parade in Moscow, 1920s. Soviet Russia was proud of its sportsmen and tried to show it in any possible way.

This Parade sculpture symbolize the capitalism

This Parade pig sculpture symbolizes capitalism, the source of all possible sufferings according to the propaganda in Soviet Russia.

Anti religion parade in Russia 1920s

And here’s an interesting one. Here we have an anti-religion parade, which was a common thing in Soviet Russia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bolsheviks denied all religions, demolished a lot of churches and cathedrals, abolished all possible Christian holidays like Christmas or Easter.

1 may parade in Leningrad

A massive head of Vladimir Lenin at the parade in Leningrad on May 1, 1925

The soviet sportsmen at Red Square

The soviet sportsmen at Red Square in Moscow, 1930s.

Army parade at the Red Square, 1927

Army parade at the Red Square in Moscow, 1927.

Bicycle riders during an army parade in Soviet Union

Bicycle riders during an army parade. The Soviet Union declared its peacefulness but was getting ready to fight with all means.

A group of mighty sportsmen with boxing gloves

A group of mighty sportsmen with boxing gloves.

Emblem of soviet GTO initiative

This man demonstrates the readiness for war at any point in time. It was a sure thing for the Soviet people to be ready for a new war.

Kids during the anti-religion parade

Kids during the anti-religion parade with a poster that calls to stop praying god.

Another kid parade in Soviet Union

Another kid parade in the USSR.

Education holiday in Soviet Russia, 1920s.

Education holiday in Soviet Russia, the 1920s.

Army motorcyclists before the parade, 1930s.

Army motorcyclists before the parade, the 1930s.

 

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