30-year-old 'shameless' photos of Pugachyova made public
Back then, the photos were banned from publishing and were recognized as pornographic.
The scandalous pictures were taken by photographer Mikhail Maneshin, who worked with Pugachyova for 17 years. The diva considered him a friend and trusted him.
Once she asked Mikhail to play bold and to take some unusual pictures. However, when Pugachyova saw those pictures she repented her request and asked the photographer to destroy the film.
Maneshin refused back then, and now, in the age of sexual revolution, we can evaluate the pictures labeled in USSR as shameless.