Ukraine, 1975. The Khreshchatyk (Ukrainian: Хрещатик) is the main avenue of Kiev. At that time the population of the city was 1 947 000 (source: Novosti). In this photo, taken near Bessarabs’ka Square looking North,  one can see any soviet era vehicles (e.g. a RAF/ErAZ 977 minibus and some Moskvich 403/407 bottom right). Nowaday Chreščatyk is a traditional place for concerts, festivals, and also street music (Street View).

(photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)

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