Circus, Moscow, USSR, 1954. Henri Cartier-Bresson was in Moscow in 1954 to prepare a book documenting daily life under communism.
The Soviet Union’s real life James Bond, Dmitri Bystrolyotov, was one of the greatest Soviet spies of all time. Dmitri was a sailor, doctor, lawyer and artist recruited by Stalin for his dashing good looks and ease with languages to seduce secrets from willing targets during the 1920s and 30s.
zolotoivek: Moscow, photographed sometime in the 1920’s.