20 世纪 50 年代是主人公 Vitrov 恋爱结婚的年代。当时一名美国驻莫斯科武官 Manhoff 留下了一些关于城市和苏联人生活的影像资料

A relay race on a summer day, steam billowing over a snow-capped Kremlin, families enjoying a day in courtyard squalor, the hustle and bustle of a rapidly growing capital — these are among the films' most moving images.

这张照片摄于某一年五一节,可能最能体现当年莫斯科青年的面貌。当然衣服可能比平时他们穿的会好一些。

"Noone [sic] here looks like a white-collar worker. Everyone has just come out of the country or helped at the farm," she writes. "Even in their best, and clean as they may or may not be, clothes don't fit, colors don't match."

Sergei Kostin, Eric Raynaud, and Richard V. Allen, Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century, trans. Catherine Cauvin-Higgins (Amazon Crossing, 2011).