Looked like Riga 30 years ago

The Baltic States in the Soviet years was something like their "little abroad" is a beautiful, clean streets of the Baltic cities, mysterious names in Latin, no shortage of shops, beautiful girls in fashionable clothes. Holiday in Palanga or Jurmala it was considered more prestigious than on the black sea coast. And beautiful Riga in the Soviet years, has become a permanent film set for movies about "foreign life". Its elegant streets, where so many historic buildings — from medieval to art Nouveau, appeared in dozens of paintings of those years.

We invite you to stroll through the photogenic streets of Riga 80-ies with these rare images.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

1. It is not easy to throw a letter into the mailbox if you're an underclassman.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

2. Riga trendy young people of the 80s.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

3. Street Marstal in Old Riga.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

4. Retrocar on Lenin street (now — street Brivibas).

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

5. Lenin street is the Central street of Riga, which starts from the Freedom Monument ("Milda") and goes through the whole right Bank the city of Riga from Rainis Boulevard to the city boundary.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

6. Girls on the background of the store "Books".

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

7. Skārņu Street.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

8. Three brothers — a complex of historic buildings in the center of Old Riga.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

9. The architectural details.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

10.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

11. Booksellers in the city centre.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

12. "Lada" on the streets of the Amata.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

13.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

14. The girl and her collie on the platform.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

15. Station square and the street Galiba Merkel.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

16. Kirov street — cinema "Spartak" and "Riga".

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

17. So trendy in the 80's skateboarding in the Bikernieki sports recreation.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

18. After the lessons.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

19. Romantic Riga.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

20. Reflection.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

21. Races at the Bikernieki sports recreation.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

22.

Looked like Riga 30 years ago

23. One of the drivers.

Keywords: 80s | The Baltic States | Riga | USSR

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