Jacques Dupaquier was a French scientist, historian, and member of the Communist Party of France, and he visited Moscow in the 1950s. He visited USSR several times, and every time he took excellent pictures of the Soviet lifestyle.
In 1956 Jacques Dupaquie reached Moscow. When speaking of his feelings about Moscow, he said that ‘It’s hard to believe that half of the buildings are wooden”. A French communist also couldn’t believe that soviet people live in such poverty.
You can experience the contrast between European and Moscow lifestyles with our set of photos of Dior Models during their visit to the USSR.
In thirty years, another European will visit Moscow. His photo set of the Soviet Capital before the collapse of the USSR you can find here.