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Кинотеатр Шипка (Shipka Cinema), Samara (formerly Kuibyshev or Куйбышев), Russia, 1986 | by Roloff
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Кинотеатр Шипка (Shipka Cinema), Samara (formerly Kuibyshev or Куйбышев), Russia, 1986

Address: Stara Zagora 58 street, Samara, Russia

 

Although there are several Kuibyshev (or Kuybyshev) towns throughout Russia and neighbouring countries, this is the one on the Volga river, in the Samara Oblast region. The other towns with the same name recieved the name after 1986, when this postcard was printed. It is now known as Samara.

 

What struck me first was that the design of the theater looked similar to another postcard I had of a USSR Cinema, and upon later inspection, it is indeed almost identical to the Barguzin in Irkutsk in Siberia! Only recently I was pointed to the fact that dozens of these cinemas were built across the USSR in the Sixties.

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Taken on August 18, 2008