P. Kosyrev – Soviet Turkmenistan
A 1956 medium-size celebration of the great Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, now a slightly terrifying petro-tyranny that could teach Stalin himself how to run a cult of personality. But back in the good old days a land of tankers and buses. Lovely dustjacket, embossed cover and ethnically-appropriate designs throughout, this book also documents some fine examples of socialist-realist architecture as practiced in the ‘stans.
Kirov Street, Krasnovodsk
Oilmen’s House of Culture, Nebit-Dag
Central Department Store, Ashkhabad
Oguljan Potanova, Isa Orazkuliev and Emshik Orazov, leading Tashauz Region collective farmers, who were among the exhibitors at the USSR Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow