The Soviet Union (USSR) formally came into existence on December 30, 1922, after three years of world war and five years of civil war. When this photo was taken, sometime in 1933, the country had existed a little more than ten years.
On the back is the following note in Russian:
Собрание уполномоченных артели “Кр. трикотажница”
Meeting of the authorized delegates of the artel “Krasnaya Trikotazhnitsa”
An artel was a kind of cooperative organization. Krasnaya means Red (as in Red Army), and trikotazhnitsa means knitter. I’m sure the latter word had a broader meaning in this context, like worker in the knitwear industry.
If the members of this group were at least 16 years old in 1933, then we know that they were born in Imperial Russia and grew up in wartime. Many were children or teenagers when the Civil War ended in 1922 and the Soviet Union came into existence. Were they ideologically oriented? Did they believe in communism? Or were they just like young people everywhere, working hard and hoping for a better future?