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Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918

In 1913, on the wave of the general rise of the Russian economy, the rapid growth of the cinematographic industry began in the Russian Empire. In 1913, according to incomplete data, there were 1,412 movie theaters in the country, of which 134 – in St. Petersburg and 67 – in Moscow.

The heyday of the artistic Russian cinematography occurred during the First World War. In 1916, at least 150 million tickets to movie theaters were sold in the Russian Empire. Let’s look at the movie posters of these times. Source: humus.

1. Train of Horrors (1910s).

2. Devilish Jump (1916).

3. Abyss (1917).

4. Satan Crowned Them (1917).

5. Deep Hole Dug by a Spade (1917).

6. Sin (1916).

7. Daughter of the Tormented Poland (1915).

8. Offspring of Hell (1917).

9. How They Lie (1917).

10. One-eyed Monster (1916).

11. Love at the Walls of the Monastery (1917).

12. Dream is Killed (1910s).

13. The World is not a Monastery (1917).

14. Escape of Lisa Basova (1917).

15. Defeated Snakes (1918).

16. One Evening in the Rainy Autumn (1917).

17. Fatal Signal. The 7th series of Red Domino (1916).

18. Scherzo of the Devil (1917).

19. Mysterious Murder in Petrograd (1917).

20. It was so, but it will not be so (1917).

21. Executed by You (1917).

22. Fog (1917).

23. Backstab (1917).

24. Ulthus. Mystery of the Night (1917).

25. Favorites of Catherine the Great (1917).

26. Black Love (1917).

27. Gang of Red Domino (1916).

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