Category: May Day

Love this! I remember having the same reaction as a kid, I…

Love this! I remember having the same reaction as a kid, I always anticipated a balloon would pop!

May Day (1984). Photo by Vladimir Sokolayev.

May Day in 1980

May Day in 1980

“Peace. Work. May”, a classic May Day slogan in the USSR…

“Peace. Work. May”, a classic May Day slogan in the USSR (Moscow, 1960s)

Moscow (May 1978)

Moscow (May 1978)

Kalininsky Prospect (Novy Arbat) in Moscow (1970). The buildings…

Kalininsky Prospect (Novy Arbat) in Moscow (1970). The buildings read ‘1 May’.

“1 May” by Tatyana Livshits (1956)

“1 May” by Tatyana Livshits (1956)

Soviet art. “Before May Day” by Olga Deyneko (early 1950s)The…

Soviet art. “Before May Day” by Olga Deyneko (early 1950s)

The large letters read 1 May.

May Day poster by G. Bakhmutov (Ukraine, 1951)

May Day poster by G. Bakhmutov (Ukraine, 1951)

May 1—celebrated as the Day of International Solidarity of…

May 1—celebrated as the Day of International Solidarity of Workers in the Soviet Union. 

Here’s to all of us who work for a living!

May Day celebrations in Uzbekistan. Tashkent, 1978.

May Day celebrations in Uzbekistan. Tashkent, 1978.