1990s Vintage footage captures a unique moment in history, giving you a glimpse into the underground black market that flourished in Moscow

Step back in time to the post-Soviet era in Moscow and experience the thrill of the illicit trade with our rare footage of the “fartsovka” black market. See the bustling scene outside the luxury Baldinini store, where shoppers haggled and bargained for coveted items like designer handbags, shoes, and clothing. Among the luxury items on display was the iconic scarf from Dior, a symbol of the desire for Western goods and the growing consumer culture in Russia.

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Vintage footage captures a unique moment in history, giving you a glimpse into the underground market

Black Market trade Flourished in Moscow during early 1990th. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive a fascinating period in Moscow’s past.

In the early 1990s in Moscow, there was a thriving black market for imported goods that were banned in the USSR

Rare footage clip illustrating this practice commonly known as “fartsovka.” This illegal trade involved the purchase and resale of items that were difficult to find and inaccessible to the average Soviet citizen. The most popular items for sale were clothing and accessories.

Exclusive 30-minute news footage reel of the Fartsovka black market in Moscow during the 1990s

This is a small clip from our exclusive 30-minute news footage reel of the Fartsovka black market in Moscow during the 1990s. Witness the excitement of the illegal trade in designer fashion and luxury goods with our rare footage, now available for licensing worldwide at high resolution. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of history and add our captivating footage to your collection. Contact us today to learn more.

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