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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).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 1

2. Devilish Jump (1916).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 2

3. Abyss (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 3

4. Satan Crowned Them (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 4

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 5

6. Sin (1916).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 6

7. Daughter of the Tormented Poland (1915).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 7

8. Offspring of Hell (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 8

9. How They Lie (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 9

10. One-eyed Monster (1916).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 10

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 11

12. Dream is Killed (1910s).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 12

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 13

14. Escape of Lisa Basova (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 14

15. Defeated Snakes (1918).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 15

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 16

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 17

18. Scherzo of the Devil (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 18

19. Mysterious Murder in Petrograd (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 19

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 20

21. Executed by You (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 21

22. Fog (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 22

23. Backstab (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 23

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

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 24

25. Favorites of Catherine the Great (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 25

26. Black Love (1917).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 26

27. Gang of Red Domino (1916).

Russian Movie Posters in 1914-1918, picture 27

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