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Time warps: old photos of Kyiv from the early 1960s

Kyiv resembles one of the oldest and most important cities of Eastern Europe. From its more recent history: Kyiv suffered greatly throughout World War II as it was occupied by Nazi Germany from 19 September 1941 until 6 November 1943. It is estimated that in the clashes around Kyiv, more than 600,000 Soviet soldiers lost their lives. Many of them were captured and they never returned again.

After the war, the city entered a new era and recovered economically throughout the 1950s. The latter part of the decade, as well as the early 1960s, were a new moment of the Soviet Union as a whole. Back then the biggest country on the planet, the Soviet Union started to implement its de-Stalinization policies and the photos we share below (via Star Kiev) show us a glimpse of new construction efforts that brought new vitality and freshness to the city life.

1960: Cinema Ukraine on Gorodetsky Street (now Karl Marx)

1960 год. Кинотеатр Украина на улице Городецкого (Карла Маркса), via Star Kiev

1960: View of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra from the left bank of the Dnieper River

1960 год. Вид на Киево-Печерскую Лавру с Левого берега Днепра

The 1960s: Bird perspective view of Kosmonavtov square

1960-е годы. Площадь Космонавтов с высоты птичьего полета

1960: Construction of the central bus station

1960 год. Строительство центрального автовокзала

1960: Hydropark, beach

1960 год. Гидропарк, пляж

1960: Street Belorusskaya in May

1960 год. Улица Белорусская в мае

1960: Kreshchatik metro station shortly before the opening

1960 год. Станция метро Крещатик незадолго до открытия

1960: Subway station Khreshchatyk, November 6, in the first hours it opened

1960 год. Cтанция метро Крещатик, первые часы работы

The 1960s: Construction of the Metro bridge through the Dnieper

1960-е годы. Строительство моста Метро через Днепр

Laying of the upper structure of the underground path on the embankment adjacent to the Metro bridge from the left bank side

1960-е годы. Укладка верхнего строения пути метрополитена на насыпи, примыкающей к мосту Метро со стороны левого берега

1960: View to Podol

1960 год. Вид на Подол

1962: Christmas tree at the October Revolution Square (now Independence). In the background hotel Moscow (now Ukraine)

1962 год. Новогодняя елка на площади Октябрьской Революции (Независимости). На заднем плане гостиница Москва (ныне Украина).

1960: Prospect Victory (Brest-Lithuanian), the administrative center of the metro (now the building of the metro station Kyiv Polytechnic Institute)

1960 год. Проспект Победы (Брест-Литовский), главное управление метрополитена (сейчас здание станции метро Киевский политехнический институт)

1960: Victory Square, Circus

1960 год. Площадь Победы, Цирк

1960: Trial train at the University metro station 

1960 год. Пробный поезд на станции метро Университет

1960: Cash register office of the University metro station 

1960 год. Кассовый зал станции метро Университет

1960: The metro station Dnepr, the platform is laid asphalt

1960 год. Станция метро Днепр, на платформе уложен асфальт

1960: Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Kalinina Square)

1960 год. Майдан Незалежності (площадь Калинина)

1960: Cash registers at the Arsenalnaya metro station

1960 год. Кассы на станции метро Арсенальная

1960: Ground pavilion of the subway station Arsenalnaya

1960 год. Наземный павильон станции метро Арсенальная

We also though to remind you of Rural life in Japan in the latter part of the 19th century

For more old photos of Kyiv, check Star Kiev


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