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20 photos of the MAD Soviet 1920s

18 Nov 2020, 00:55 GMT+10

History Nov 17 2020 Russia Beyond First years of Soviet power showed a seemingly enormous level of freedom in the country. It was a time of avant-garde art, brave theatrical experiments, free love, nude photo sessions and crazy parades. 1. Soviet propaganda theater: Blue Blouse agitation team in 'Metropolitan' sideshow costumes

A. Bakhrushin state Central Theatre Museum2. A sex symbol of the Soviet avant-garde - Lilya Brik

Alexander Rodchenko/MAMM/MDF3. Cult photographer Alexander Rodchenko dances dressed in fabrics designed by Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Stepanova/MAMM/MDF 4. Students visiting Alexander Rodchenko's studio in Vkhutemas (Higher Art and Technical Studios)

A. Lavrentiev collection5. Exhibition of young artists

State museum for political history of Russia6. A nudist beach in central Moscow, 1928

Leonoro Karel/ user archive7. Vladimir Tatlin designing the Monument to the Third International (a.k.a. as Tatlin's Tower)

State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky8. A demonstration in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) featuring Tatlin's Tower

MAMM/MDF9. Famous dancer Isadora Duncan teaches modern dance art in Russia

A. Bakhrushin state Central Theatre Museum10. Osip Brik on the cover of 'LEF' art magazine

Alexander Rodchenko/MAMM/MDF11. 'Battleship Potemkin' movie advertising

MAMM/MDF12. Demonstration of waifs and pioneers

Boris Ignatovich/MAMM/MDF13. Peasants doing morning exercises in a sanatorium based on the former royal palace

Arkady Shaikhet/MAMM/MDF14. A scene from one of Vsevolod Meyerkhold's experimental theater performances

Alexei Temerin/MAMM/MDF15. An artist's camp in a forest

MAMM/MDF16. Pioneers celebrating the anniversary of their organization

MAMM/MDF17. 'Art of movement', Vera Maya dance studio

Alexander Grinberg/MAMM/MDF18. Inna Bystrinina school for plastic dance

Alexander Grinberg/MAMM/MDF19. A demonstration

A. Bakhrushin state Central Theatre Museum20. Actress Margarita Cherdynina

Alexander Grinberg/MAMM/MDF

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