Category: pioneers

‘Hello summer!’ – an educational leaflet for teens about road…

‘Hello summer!’ – an educational leaflet for teens about road safety. Published in Simferopol, Crimea (1981)

Bugler boy at a pioneer camp. Photo postcard by I. Shagin (1949)

Bugler boy at a pioneer camp. Photo postcard by I. Shagin (1949)

Pioneer Dawn. New members were usually accepted into the pioneer…

Pioneer Dawn. New members were usually accepted into the pioneer organization on a May morning, outside.

Vintage Soviet poster from the 1970s

Vintage Soviet poster from the 1970s

“Pioneers.” Porcelain figurine designed by Kazimir Ryzhov and…

“Pioneers.” Porcelain figurine designed by Kazimir Ryzhov and produced at Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (USSR, late 1930s).

Cover of “Building USSR” (August 1937). You can see the…

Cover of “Building USSR” (August 1937). You can see the specially designed ring that held together a pioneer’s red scarf. Those rings were widely used until late 30s and then were gradually replaced with pioneer pins.

Artek, the most famous pioneer summer camp in the Soviet Union….

Artek, the most famous pioneer summer camp in the Soviet Union. Illustration by E. Gorokhovsky (1985)

“Blue Nights, Rise Up Like Flames” – the main song of Soviet…

“Blue Nights, Rise Up Like Flames” – the main song of Soviet young pioneers.

Written in 1922. This here is a 1949 performance.

Pioneers from other cities came to see the Red Square. Moscow,…

Pioneers from other cities came to see the Red Square. Moscow, 1976.

At the Leningrad Railway Station in Moscow. Pioneers are going…

At the Leningrad Railway Station in Moscow. Pioneers are going to the summer camp. Photo by Ilya Zhdanov (1965)