Soviet Pioneers event, 1930
Photos of Revolutionary Russia #49
Mass Soviet Pioneers rally, 1930 -- Photos of Revolutionary Russia #49
A large event of the Soviet Pioneers held in 1930. While the Pioneers began more modestly with large events and rallies along with youth camping and wilderness activities, they grew to be a Soviet youth organization that had free programs, camps and even resorts all across the USSR for children and teenagers. There were Pioneer Palaces, where kids came for programs, in almost every major Soviet center. Sadly, with the fall of socialism the whole network was disbanded and many of the camps and palaces were abandoned or converted for private use.