Beach Vacations in the Soviet Union

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This RIA Novosti photo essay is a reminder of beach vacations in Soviet times, when no one knew the meaning of “all inclusive.”

This RIA Novosti photo essay is a reminder of beach vacations in Soviet times, when no one knew the meaning of “all inclusive.” 

© RIA Novosti . Ulassevitch / Go to the photo bankThis RIA Novosti photo essay is a reminder of beach vacations in Soviet times, when no one knew the meaning of “all inclusive.” Photo: A couple on vacation on the Riga seashore. The Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (1966).
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This RIA Novosti photo essay is a reminder of beach vacations in Soviet times, when no one knew the meaning of “all inclusive.” Photo: A couple on vacation on the Riga seashore. The Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (1966).
© RIA Novosti . David Sholomovich / Go to the photo bankSoviet miners on a boat trip during a vacation at the Sergo Ordzhonikidze sanatorium in Sochi. (1954) Every year, millions of Soviet workers were sent on highly coveted holidays at such sanatoria on the coast.
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Soviet miners on a boat trip during a vacation at the Sergo Ordzhonikidze sanatorium in Sochi. (1954) Every year, millions of Soviet workers were sent on highly coveted holidays at such sanatoria on the coast.
© RIA Novosti . I. Snegirev / Go to the photo bankCosmonaut Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, on vacation with his daughter Galya and wife Valentina. (1961) Although trips to sanatoria were not the exclusive preserve of the Soviet elite, not all the workers who were entitled to such vacations were always offered them.
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Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, on vacation with his daughter Galya and wife Valentina. (1961) Although trips to sanatoria were not the exclusive preserve of the Soviet elite, not all the workers who were entitled to such vacations were always offered them.
© RIA Novosti . Boris Elin / Go to the photo bankGymnasts Olga and Valery Karasyov, a married couple, pictured on vacation. (1968)
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Gymnasts Olga and Valery Karasyov, a married couple, pictured on vacation. (1968)
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Shustov / Go to the photo bankThe Sochi seashore. (1966)
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The Sochi seashore. (1966)
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankPresident of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh vaccinates the Tree of Friendship in Sochi. (1959)
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President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh vaccinates the Tree of Friendship in Sochi. (1959)
© RIA Novosti . B. Elin / Go to the photo bankMunicipal beach in Sochi. (1970)
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Municipal beach in Sochi. (1970)
© RIA Novosti . Jakov Rumkin / Go to the photo bankVacationers sunbathe on the beach of the Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhy Don) sanatorium for collective farm workers. (1970)
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Vacationers sunbathe on the beach of the Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhy Don) sanatorium for collective farm workers. (1970)
© RIA Novosti . David Sholomovich / Go to the photo bankThe shore of the Baltic Sea in the resort town of Palanga in Lithuania. (1960)
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The shore of the Baltic Sea in the resort town of Palanga in Lithuania. (1960)
© RIA Novosti . Oleg Ivanov / Go to the photo bankExercise therapy at the Zapolyarye sanatorium on the Black Sea. (1971)
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Exercise therapy at the Zapolyarye sanatorium on the Black Sea. (1971)
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Shustov / Go to the photo bankThe Neptune Festival at the prestigious Artek international children's camp. (1970)
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The Neptune Festival at the prestigious Artek international children's camp. (1970)
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankArtek’s full name was the Lenin Young Pioneer Camp. (1984)
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Artek’s full name was the Lenin Young Pioneer Camp. (1984)
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankUS singer Paul Robeson visits Sochi. (1958)
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US singer Paul Robeson visits Sochi. (1958)
© RIA Novosti . Yuriy Somov / Go to the photo bankAnimal trainer Stepan Isaakyan with Toshka the hippo on the shore of the Black Sea. (1967)
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Animal trainer Stepan Isaakyan with Toshka the hippo on the shore of the Black Sea. (1967)
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