Moscow, 1956, in the photographs of Jacques Dyupake
• in Jacques Dyupake photos Moscow in 1956
In September 1956, Jacques Dyupake (Jacques Dupâquier) arrived in Moscow: "Such freedom in 1956, the USSR was not even in the times of Gorbachev" - recalled in an interview Dyupake - "For our delegation, there was no police control, I broke away from the group and spend hours wandering the streets alone. I knew a little Russian and could ask for directions. We were in the Soviet Union in interesting times, Soviet society is experiencing a moral catastrophe after Khrushchev's report at the Twentieth Congress. No one knew what is allowed and what is not, I did everything that I wanted, it was especially exciting. I filmed drunk, wallowing in the central streets of Moscow, and the police, contrary to my expectations, did not try to stop or take the camera. "
The question that most surprised him in the Soviet capital, Dyupake replied: "I was amazed that in 1956 Moscow for more than half was a wooden city, but outside the main streets prevailed poverty".
Soviet "Packard" ZIS-110B on the background of the main building of Moscow State University - the most famous of Stalin's skyscrapers, Moscow
Aviators Home Barricadnaya.
The house Tolstoho