As in the Soviet Union mined caviar
• As the USSR was mined caviar
In 1960, 93% of world caviar sturgeon and beluga accounted for the USSR. In Astrakhan fish canning, refrigeration plant visited American photographer Carl Mydans from the magazine Life. He captured the whole process from fishing to canning caviar. Every resident of the Soviet Union could be proud of it, but not everyone in the refrigerator was black caviar.
In the USSR, only 2 months of the year could catch sturgeon. In the photo fisherman with nets in the Volga delta.
Only sturgeon on the back have bony plates
The majority of fishermen came to Astrakhan from Kazakhstan, he was then still part of the USSR. Mindas made notes in his diary, travel, noting that Russian and Kazakhs worked with friendly crews, among them there was no disagreement, and they both worked for the benefit of the Union.
The angler in the boat, which belongs to the Fisheries Kirov.
Workers fish factory fish jammed with clubs, standing in water, after which it is sent for recycling. Eggs are removed from the fish still alive.
A worker hangs beluga fish factory. After removing the fish roe carcass sent to the shop smoked or frozen preservation.
gutted fish, from which removed eggs raw, waiting for further processing: frozen, canned or smoked.
An employee fish factory cut open the belly of sturgeon and caviar extracts raw. Fish caviar without immediately sent to the shop smoking, freezing or preservation, depending on the current needs of the market.
fish factory workers cut up fresh-caught sturgeon.
Before conservation fish factory workers sifted through a sieve caviar.
Workers packed in glass jars of caviar for export.
Shop calf conservation.
Black caviar on a table.