orthodoxwayoflife:

Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva holds a portrait of an Orthodox Saint after her performance during the artistic gymnastics women’s floor exercise final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012, in London. Afanaseva placed the portrait near the mat prior to her performance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

orthodoxwayoflife:

Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva holds a portrait of an Orthodox Saint after her performance during the artistic gymnastics women’s floor exercise final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012, in London. Afanaseva placed the portrait near the mat prior to her performance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

blanksandbobbypins:

senjukannon:

These are my Russian WWII frontline newspapers - newspapers published for each of the different frontlines to keep the soldiers up-to-date on the war (and sufficiently propagandized as well).

The first one is Фронтовая Правда “Frontline Truth” - April-August 1943. Published for soldiers fighting in the trenches on the Volkhov Front. It features things like tales of the exploits/achievements of celebrated soldiers — for instance the headline: “Снайпер Абдыкалыков за один выход истребил 6 фашистов”, which as far as I can tell is a story about a sniper, Abdykalykov, who shot and killed 6 Germans. (help with translations always appreciated.)


The second, За Родину - “for the Motherland!” is basically the same thing, but written/intended for sailors in the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet. Also from 1943.

Both newspapers feature the slogan/rallying call “Смерть Немецким Оккупантам!” (Death to the fascist invaders!) up at the top.

*drools*

scoothub:

scooter pic of the day: some pretty cool looking soviet scooters. left to right: a 1962 tula t-200, a 1965 turist, and a 1974 vyatka 3.

midcenturia:

Soviet political poster “Peace to the World”, Vilen Karakaschev, 1965

midcenturia:

Soviet political poster “Peace to the World”, Vilen Karakaschev, 1965

oldrussia:

Dmitri Belyukin - White Russia in Exile.

oldrussia:

Dmitri Belyukin - White Russia in Exile.


Tzar Nicholas II

Tzar Nicholas II

keepfrozen:

Fresco of astronauts at the abandoned Soviet military base near Vogelsang, Germany. (via Der Spiegel)

keepfrozen:

Fresco of astronauts at the abandoned Soviet military base near Vogelsang, Germany. (via Der Spiegel)

ppsh-41:

 ”Destroy the German beast!” - Leningrad, December 1941 - February 1942

ppsh-41:

 ”Destroy the German beast!” - Leningrad, December 1941 - February 1942

zolotoivek:

Sergei Ivanov - The Streltsy, 1907

zolotoivek:

Sergei Ivanov - The Streltsy, 1907

zolotoivek:

Teodor Axentowicz - Feast of Jordan (Blessing of Water), 1893

zolotoivek:

Teodor Axentowicz - Feast of Jordan (Blessing of Water), 1893