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Several of these ships are still in service, although not under the Russian flag. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe handsome ODESSA is next, a ship familiar to many cruise enthusiasts as she sailed the Caribbean before Reagan booted Soviet ships out of U.S. ports. She went to the breakers in 2007. The many ships of the MIKHAIL KALININ are next. Nineteen were built in East Germany from 1958 to 1964, and thirteen are listed here. These ships are utilitarian-looking and were often used by the Soviet government for military and scientific purposes. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe MARIYA ERMOLOVA Class with their ice-strengthened hulls are shown. There were eight vessels. 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Various Ships - Deluxe 1979 brochure - "La Flotte de Voyageurs de l'Urss" - French

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Soviet Ships: In the 1970s and 80s, before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russians had the largest passenger fleet in the world. The ships are profiled in this French-language,  forty-two page brochure from 1979.

The U.S.S.R. coveted the hard currency earned from Western passengers. A nice chunk of that cash was spent on this beautiful deluxe brochure. "You will feel like at home while being a welcome guest on board a Soviet passenger liner," promises the introduction. American passengers back in the day reported that while some ships had delightful crews, others were filled with dour party members. The food seems to have been universally panned. But enough nit-picking. This is a great brochure!

Each profiled ship or class gets a color portrait-at-sea, side profile, color-coded deck plans, stats, and maybe an interior photo or two. The first is the MAKSIM GORKIY, formerly German Atlantic's HAMBURG, a ship which was in operation until just a few years ago. The next ship is quickly recognizable from her domed funnel and overall appearance - it is Cunard's ex-SAXONIA/CARMANIA which sailed for decades as the LEONID SOBINOV. Most observers reported that the ship was always shabby and towards the end her decks were filled with old cars and appliances which Russian sailors were bringing home to sell. The SOBINOV was broken up in 1997.

The big IVAN FRANKO and sisters TARAS SHEVCHENKO, and SHOTA RUSTAVELI are next, showing off their handsome ocean liner looks. Then comes the BELORUSSIYA Class of five ships, ferries which were also used for short cruises. Several of these ships are still in service, although not under the Russian flag.

The handsome ODESSA is next, a ship familiar to many cruise enthusiasts as she sailed the Caribbean before Reagan booted Soviet ships out of U.S. ports. She went to the breakers in 2007. The many ships of the MIKHAIL KALININ are next. Nineteen were built in East Germany from 1958 to 1964, and thirteen are listed here. These ships are utilitarian-looking and were often used by the Soviet government for military and scientific purposes.

The MARIYA ERMOLOVA Class with their ice-strengthened hulls are shown. There were eight vessels. The six-strong KIRGIZSTAN Class from the early 1960s is next, followed by the one-off GURIEV and AYVAZOVSKIY.

Even river steamers are shown - the VOLGA and AMUR classes. Each had one sister ship. The final ship is the DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH, the first of an eventual class of seven sisters. The SHOSTAKOVICH recently gained infamy as the Hong Kong gambling ship NEW IMPERIAL STAR. Abandoned by its owners in 2015, the ship was home to forty-six unpaid crew members for almost a year until being towed to Alang in October 2016.

Excellent condition.

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