A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

If Vladimir Sokolaev once took up a camera and realized that photography is his life's work, we would have lost a very unique and valuable source of information about Soviet reality since the "Brezhnev stagnation", which we still called almost the "Golden age" of Soviet civilization.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir SokolaevSokolaev often tried to catch in the attempts to distribute this gold any dirt. But smart people have always understood that his work — the story is about something else entirely. For example, about the attempt to talk about the Genesis not the categories of posters and slogans, and living and understandable to each language. So it really is much easier to understand.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

1. Punishment. In the quiet hours reported for a misdemeanor, the boy stands on the porch of the dormitory building. Sports camp leader, 1979.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

2. Evening swim at Goose lake. Gusinoozersk, Siberia, July 28, 1990.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

3. Three of us in the "Olympic" outside of Faith Culm, Novokuznetsk, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

4. The wind in the city. Novokuznetsk, Siberia, 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

5. The main alley of the Summer Garden in winter. Leningrad, 1982.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

6. The "gum". The courtyard outside Togliatti. Novokuznetsk, 1985.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

7. Brothers. Novokuznetsk. Kuzbass, Siberia, 1985.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

8. Fans of rock ' n ' roll dance class. Novokuznetsk. Siberia, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

9. Half-blind and porter of the door. After the surgery, the man wears glasses, protect the eyes from bright light. Prospect Kuznetskstroi. Novokuznetsk, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

10. Frozen flags on Victory Day. Theater square. Novokuznetsk, 1985.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

11. The caber toss. Games of miners. Zenkovskaya Park of culture and rest. Prokopyevsk district. Kuzbass, Siberia, 1987.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

12. Kvartsevanie. Children's house in the street Suvorov, 1981.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

13. Delicious ice cream at the bus stop, Novokuznetsk, 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

14. The last portrait of Ivan Egorovich Selivanov — naive artist from Kuzbass. The urology Department of the hospital Belovsky, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

15. Parents ' day at summer camp. Zenkovo. Prokopyevsky district, 1985.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

16. A stuffed Swan. The fixation of the biological circle Kuybysheskom of the Pioneer. Novokuznetsk, 1988

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

17. Women's choir City song festival in Theatre square, 1979.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

18. Soccer field of stadium "Shakhtar". Prokopyevsk, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

19. Poisoning sleeping pills. A rescue attempt. "Ambulance". The Central district, 1978

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

20. Fashion show on the catwalk of the Passage. Nevsky Prospekt, 1982.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

21. Carnival in Pavlovsk Park, 1982

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

22. Returning from school on the streets of Truth, 1982

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

24. Bookstore. Department of rare books. Kirov Street. Novokuznetsk. The Kuzbass. Siberia. 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

25. Trade in "carnival" on Lenin square. Novokuznetsk, 1984.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

26. The observation of a total solar Eclipse on the machine yard, the Kemerovo region, 1981.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

27. Beer carnival. The area near the Palace of culture. Mayakovsky. Novokuznetsk, 1985.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

28. Washing of Lenin's mausoleum for the holiday. In anticipation of the November demonstrations the stones of the tomb of the leader set in order, and his countenance is reflected in the granite, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

29. Christmas Bazaar. Novokuznetsk, 1982.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

30. Selling lamb bones. Vera Street Culm. Novokuznetsk, 1988.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

31. Shepherd. In the village children often continue the profession that was chosen by their father. The Farm "Belgorod". Mariinsky district. Siberia, 1979.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

32. Veterans of the Baltic fleet. Admiralty travel, Leningrad, 1982.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

33. Filling the ice at the stadium "metallurg". Novokuznetsk, 1984.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

34. Central market street Kurako. Novokuznetsk, October 18, 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

35. Information for lunch. Lecture on the international situation to read machine during lunch, brought to the field bus together with the lecturer society "Knowledge". Sowing. State Farm "Elansky". Novokuznetsk district. Kuzbass, Siberia, 1979.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

36. The audience and used the flowers. May day demonstration in the Kuznetsk district. Lenin Square. Novokuznetsk. Kuzbass, 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

37. A village shop in the summer. Store — the center of the lives of rural kids. The Village Of Abai. The Altai Mountains, 1993.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

38. Storm ice pillar with gifts. Mardi Gras on the square of Lenin, 1984.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

39. A team of farmers gathered at performances of a mobile propaganda team. The Farm Forward. Novokuznetsk district, 1980.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

40. Snow on a coke battery. Coke KMK, 1979.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

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A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

42. Visitor of the Exhibition of achievements of national economy. On a large ENEA pointers to help you choose the right direction, 1984.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

43. Department of pediatric orthopedics. Waiting for the doctor. Novokuznetsk, 1983.

A lost "Golden age": 44 documentary photos by Vladimir Sokolaev

44. Older sister. Novokuznetsk airport, 1983.

Keywords: 80s | Documentary photography | Soviet Union

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