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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)

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Vilnius in 1975

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Vilnius, capital of the Lithuania, in 1975 during the Soviet Era: at that time population was 433 000. “Gedimino prospektas” is the main avenue of the city (prospektas → avenue) named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Gediminas aka Hedzimin (1275 – 1341). The old town centre of Vilnius, that includes several Baroque buildings, is an UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. (photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection) Gedimino …