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GAZ–24 Volga, 1971 soviet stamp

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

A Soviet postage stamp (10 kopeks) depicting the GAZ–2401 Volga, nicknamed “Barja” (barge), an executive car produced between 1970 and 1985 by GAZ plant in Nižnij Novgorod, Russia. (Matsievsky/Commons)

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Moskvitch 412, 1971 Soviet stamp

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

A 1971 Soviet postage stamp depicting a 1967 Moskvitch 412 small car, produced by Russian AZLK in Moscow (it was the automobile factory owned by the Komsomol.) (Matsievsky/Commons)

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BelAZ 540 mine dumper, 1970s

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

A factory–new mine dumper BelAZ 540 (45–tons payload) in the Zhodzina plant (Belarus), in the early 70’s. (photo: URSS 75 yearbook © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)

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“AzovStal” iron and steel works in Mariupol’ (Ukraine), early 70’s

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Early 1970s: metallurgic complex “AzovStal” in Mariupol’, Ukraine, on the estuary of Kalmius on the northern coast of Azov Sea (Black Sea). It was established in 1930 by the decision of the central Soviet government. (photo: URSS 75 yearbook © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)