The Unseen USSR: Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Museum

The images below are photos of the original Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Museum in Petrishchevo. I acquired them from two different individuals at different times, but the photos appear to be from the same era. The original photos were in black and white, but after scanning them, I also ran them through a photo colorizer to see what these scenes might have looked like in real life.

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Original photo, dated 1957. The identity of the person in the photo is not known.

Colorized version of the original image

Undated photo.

Colorized version of the original image

In 2020, a new Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Museum was opened. There has been some controversy about it, but it looks incredible in virtually every respect.

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