Socialist Workers’ Paradise in Halftone

by Nathan Hamm on 5/5/2006 · 9 comments

I have no clue as to why they were made. All I know is:

  1. Navoiy appears to have been a socialist workers’ paradise par excellence
  2. I got these at a bazaar
  3. I have some of the pictures in different colors



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Ben May 5, 2006 at 6:24 am

Ulitsa Lenina is the exact copy of Leipziger Straße in Berlin.

The kindergarden looks a little weird, though – didn’t have these in Berlin 🙂

Laurence May 5, 2006 at 6:43 am

An interesting set of Soviet-era photos. Thank you for posting them.

student May 9, 2006 at 7:48 am

where did you get them, Nathan?:)

Nathan May 9, 2006 at 8:20 am

At the bazaar on a Saturday morning when all the people were out selling various things from their homes. I got all kinds of neat stuff there.

student May 9, 2006 at 10:29 am

Is that bazaar called “barakholka” in Russian?

Nathan May 9, 2006 at 5:28 pm

I’m not sure. It’s the big bazaar at the end of Amir Timur street. (I can’t remember the name of the main street at the end of the eastern edge of the city, but that’s what the bazaar is on.)

Nick May 11, 2006 at 5:52 am

Looks like an Uzbek version of “The Office”! 😉

jonathan p May 11, 2006 at 1:43 pm

The Street’s name is Xalqlar Do’stligi.

Nathan May 11, 2006 at 3:37 pm

That was my gut feeling, but I thought that was the street in the middle of town that runs past the pochta and everything–the old Lenin Street.

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