While organizing (digitizing) my photo archives, I noticed that The Beatles were always part of my extended family.
The first two years of my service in the Soviet Army, I was stationed right outside Moscow, and we sometimes visited the city supervised and accompanied by our officers. Here we are ‘fraternizing’ with some civilians. “Народ и армия едины!”
All those pictures were made by some resourceful entrepreneurs from smuggled western, Hungarian, East German and Polish magazines. They made money selling them to music lovers like me.
I scanned several shoeboxes of pictures taken by non-digital cameras, covering my whole life prior to 2000. That’s when I bought my first digital camera – Olympus C-3000 Incredibly, the total size of my high-resolution scans was less than 7GB. Can you imagine your whole life can be recorded on a 32GB MicroSD card and there will be room for several more lives?