August 24, 2023
From The Left Chapter

During the Soviet era the capital of the Kirghiz SSR was Frunze. Frunze was named after the Bolshevik revolutionary leader Mikhail Frunze who was a close associate of Lenin and who died in 1925. Frunze had been born in the city when it was a sleepy Czarist outpost called Pishpek. Since the fall of the Soviet Union the city has been renamed Bishkek.

Here we doing a short visit to the city via nine vintage postcard photos of Frunze in 1970. At that time the city’s population was around 430,000.

To see this as a non-video post visit: A Visit to Soviet Frunze, 1970 (