A Woman Clearing Her Attic Found 30,000 Photos Revealing The Reality Of Life In The Soviet Union

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It’s 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan is clearing out the clutter from her family home. In the process, however, she happens upon a large container filled with relics from her late mother’s turbulent life. Amazingly, it’s the first step in a journey that will see thousands of forgotten photographs thrust into the limelight. And these enigmatic pictures will ultimately give fascinating glimpses into what life was really like in the Soviet Union.