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The first children of the Soviet Union

Before you are previously unpublished photos of homeless 1920-ies from the funds of the museum of modern stories Russia.
Homeless 1920-x - are children of the First World, revolution, terror and famine. The strongest children of their time. According to various sources, at the beginning of 1920-s in Russia there were from 4 to 7 million children deprived of their homes and parents. The young Soviet state declared the fight against homelessness a political task, and in 1935, it was officially declared about the complete elimination of homelessness and neglect. Maybe this is why, and maybe for ideological reasons, but the museum photo archive on this topic is very small and ends at the 1930 year.

The garbage can is the dwelling of street children. Odessa, 1928.

Homeless and starving children at the Nikolaevsky railway station, Moscow, 1920.

The first children of the Soviet Union

Moscow, 1922.

Homeless for playing cards. 1925.

A group of street children. Moscow, 1922.

Homeless boy with a dog. Samara, 1930.

Registration of homeless children in the on-duty room of the school for homeless students of the Moscow Department of Public Education. Moscow, 1928.

Homeless in a hostel at the receiver listening to the radio. Moscow, 1925.

Classes with former homeless children. Moscow, 1925.

Night shelter of homeless on Smolensky Boulevard, Moscow, 1926.

Two street kids on the street near the stove. Shabolovsky orphanage. Moscow, 1925.

Help the starving Volga region. Orphans whose parents died of starvation in an orphanage. Stavropol, 1921-1922.

Volga, 1921.

Bathing homeless boy in Pokrovsky receiver. Moscow, 1925.

Training street children, Moscow, 1926.

Homeless on the parade. 1925.

Fighting hunger and homelessness. Volga, 1921.

Fighting hunger and homelessness. Volga, 1921.

In the honey. paragraph. Volga, 1921.

Volga, 1921.

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  1. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 23 2014 08: 00
    In those days, the country struggled with homelessness, tried to give each child a roof over their heads and education, albeit in an orphanage. And now, with living parents, children grow almost on the streets, the state shifts the responsibility for raising and educating children exclusively to school, grief 0 parents also often do the same.
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 April 23 2014 08: 14
      Then people were needed for the construction of a socialist, equal for all state, and now people are consumables for profit.
  2. blizart
    blizart April 23 2014 08: 32
    Poor, destroyed Russia found enough strength and goodness to tear its future away from the "asphalt cauldron" and brought up a generation of fighters and heroes from them, brought up Air Marshal Savitsky and General Chernyakhovsky and so on. We cannot tear ourselves away from our mundane plans and "great dreams" of comfort, even for the sake of our own children. Does such a Russia have a future?
  3. asadov
    asadov April 23 2014 08: 34
    And immediately the question arises. And at what time was human life more valuable and necessary for the state?
  4. Free wind
    Free wind April 23 2014 08: 42
    Soon these boys will have to build a great country, and WIN in the GREAT WAR! The children grew up unusually hardened, healthy, the fittest survives. My grandfather went to the orphanage in 1921-22, in Tsaritsino, six months later, fled from there, went to the people, hired. Growing up. at the age of 14 he fled to Astrakhan and got a job in fishing. Okay then, war, revolution and all that, But now why is this happening? Then the government was preoccupied with the fate of small citizens, despite a bunch of other problems!
  5. Arbatov
    Arbatov April 23 2014 08: 44
    That was where real humanism and human rights were.
  6. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 23 2014 10: 57
    Interesting photos ..! You look into the eyes of these ragged orphans and you can’t believe what exactly they built and created such a powerful state of the USSR (and it was so ...) And we, well-fed and educated, slammed our ears (it’s good that we woke up in time ) ....That's it!
  7. Ruslan 56
    Ruslan 56 April 23 2014 11: 59
    After a couple of decades, they will turn the head against fascism.
  8. skullcap
    skullcap April 23 2014 12: 27
    If the Americans manage to achieve their cherished goal - to stir up a civil war at the borders of Russia - in Ukraine, then there should be expected a repetition of such horror.
  9. Free wind
    Free wind April 23 2014 18: 20
    I wonder what kind of a game of cards, with cards seven people? Well, like two more, sort of like playing?
  10. NKVD
    NKVD April 23 2014 20: 08
    And then these hungry and ragged guys broke the ridge of fascism and liberated all of Europe. And all this thanks to the greatness of the Russian spirit and the wisdom of the then rulers
  11. comrade Bitch
    comrade Bitch April 23 2014 22: 04
    why are homeless children to this day only with us ??? True, they have recently been discovered even in the United States
  12. Snoop
    Snoop April 24 2014 08: 09
    Hmm .. heavy photos. Country after the Civil. Poverty and devastation. And they came out of collapse. In the 90s, everything was the other way around, all achievements and gains were lost. To the joyful fanfares of a paradise where everyone will be rich and free, a kind of happy capitalism.