The big picture: communal keep-fit in Soviet Russia

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Young Russians get in the limber, comradely spirit in Vladislav Mikosha’s 1937 image

Vladislav Mikosha was just seven years old when the October Revolution shook Russia, leading to the end of tsarist rule and the birth of the Soviet Union. By the time the USSR came crashing down along with the Berlin Wall in 1990, the renowned photographer and cameraman was 80.

“So he was a witness to the entire history of Soviet Russia – the post-revolutionary times, the second world war, the cold war and beyond,” says Ben Burdett, whose Atlas Gallery will be showing Mikosha’s work in November as part of an exhibition called Masterpieces of Soviet Photography.

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