Most iconic Soviet people captured by Moisei Nappelbaum

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This photographer revolutionized the art of portrait photography and took the most recognizable portraits of these legendary people.

Moisei Nappelbaum, a jew born in the Imperial Russian city of Minsk, started his career as an apprentice in a local photographic studio. As a result, he learned the technology of taking and printing photos and managed to open two photographic studios – one in Moscow and another in St. Petersburg, right on Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main street. See photos-

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