These pictures have become quite famous.
Was recently published archival photographs of an American diplomat Martin Manhoff, who lived in the USSR in the years 1952-1954.
Major Manhoff worked as an assistant military attaché at the American Embassy next to red square and, in addition to their regular duties, shot a lot of scenes from the everyday life of the Soviet people.
From the balcony of the Embassy diplomat managed to film the funeral of Stalin – color photographs and 15-minute Amateur video were the only evidence of this event, a turning point in Soviet history.
In 1954 Manhoff accused of espionage, and diplomacy had to leave the USSR. With him he took the reels as well as hundreds of color slides and negatives, shot during the work in the country. In the USA archive Manhoff was no use: photographs and films gathered dust in cardboard boxes in the old garage in Washington state.
Only in the summer of 2016, after the death of the diplomat, they found a historian from Seattle Douglas Smith.
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