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Port of Tallinn, 1975

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

The port of Tallinn, capital of Estonia, in a 1975 picture. On the foreground one can see the bell tower of the St. Olaf’s Church. The tower is 124 meters tall, it is one of the tallest tower in Europe and a symbol of Tallinn. At that time (and for the whole soviet period, 1944-1991) the church was closed and the Soviet KGB used it as …

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Girls bathing in Palanga (Lithuania) in 1975

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

1975: girls bathing in the Baltic Sea near Palanga, in Lithuania. Also at the times of the Soviet Union, Palanga was the major seaside resort town of Lithuania, and remains so today: for this reason it is nicknamed vasaros sostinė, that means “summer capital”. (photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)

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Factory ship in the port of Klaipėda (Lithuania), 1975

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

1975: the Russian factory ship “БАЛТИЙСАЯ СЛАВА” (Baltiyskaja Slava, ‘Glory of Baltic’) moored in the port of Klaipėda (Lithuania), on the Baltic Sea. Built in 1966, it is equipped for processing the catched fish directly aboard. (photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)