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Alternative Title: Soldier on leave sleeping it off on a park bench.
Is she shopping?
Great photo, do you know if his girlfriend ever showed?
We all know his girlfriend was recruited for espionage.
Any other background info on this photo?
Did some research, and the photo appears to be taken by Walter Schmitz in 1982. Link here http://www.walterschmitz.com/albums/moscow-1982/
As for the soldier, the black CA shoulder boards signify Soviet Armoured, Artillery or Technical units of the Советская Армия- Sovietskaya Armiya- Soviet Army. The insignia underneath looks to be that of the Construction Command. Hard to say what his rank is, hard to make out the collar tabs, but he could be an officer, not sure on that one though. So it’s a Soviet Construction soldier in Moscow in 1982, I was unable to unearth any information on any Girlfriend, probably an editorialised title.