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Jul/16

6

Amber Museum in Kaliningrad

Russia’s only amber museum is located in the defensive tower “Der Dona” in Kaliningrad (Marshal Vasilevsky Square, 1).

The museum exhibition occupies 28 halls with a total area of ​​more than one thousand square meters. A significant part of the collection consists of amber pieces with inclusions of fragments of ancient flora and fauna. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

Amber Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia, photo 1

very interesting exhibits

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Jun/16

25

Explore the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg

The State Art-Architectural Palace-Park Museum-Reserve “Pavlovsk” is a palace and park ensemble of the late 18th – early 19th centuries, located in the town of Pavlovsk, a suburb of St. Petersburg.

The centerpiece of the complex is the Pavlovsk Palace, the summer palace of Paul I, Emperor of the Russian Empire in 1796-1801.

Pavlovsk Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

incredible luxury

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Joseph Daziaro (1806-1865) came to the Russian Empire from Italy in the early 1820s. He started publishing business, his firm was Russia’s first private publishing house of printed art graphics.

Let’s look at his lithographs united under the title “Memories of St. Petersburg.” Most of them were made on the basis of pictures drawn by Charlemagne brothers: Josif Charlemagne (1824-1870) and Adolf Charlemagne (1826-1901). Source: aldusku.

Dvortsovy (Palace) Bridge.

St. Petersburg in the 1850s in Daziaro lithographs, Russia, picture 1

back to the past

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Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Saint Petersburg was built on the project of the outstanding Russian architect V.A. Kosyakov as the main church of the Russian Navy in 1903-1913. On the memorial plaques installed inside the church, you can see the names of sailors who died in the line of duty.

Originally, the cathedral had richly decorated exterior and interior. In Soviet times, it was closed (1929) and was used as a movie theater, and later – as a club. Unfortunately, almost all historical decoration was lost.

Interior of the Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt, Russia, photo 1

beautiful historic interior

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Alexander Mikhailovich Rodchenko (1891-1956), a Russian graphic artist, sculptor and photographer, was a true genius of Soviet propaganda, one of the founders of constructivism, the founder of design and advertising in the USSR.

Rodchenko is probably the most famous Russian photographer, almost everybody in Russia has seen at least a couple of his photos. Let’s get acquainted with some of his works. Source: humus.

On the corner of Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow (1920s)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 1

people in the early Soviet Union

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On the central squares and streets of almost every city, town, and even village of the former Soviet Union, you can easily find a monument to Vladimir Lenin. Yelabuga, a small town in the Republic of Tatarstan, is no exception.

The town has probably the most unusual monument to Lenin in Russia. Just look at this marvel of monumental sculpture – the high stele with the tiny bust of Lenin on top. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Bizarre Lenin monument, Yelabuga, Tatarstan, Russia, photo 1

marvelous monument

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Jun/15

7

Carved wooden pictures made by Dubovik family

Russia is known for its craftsmen. Today, let’s look at the following pictures carved in wood by the members of Dubovik family from Bryansk.

All the pictures are done carefully, with a good prospect in unique style. The size of most of the works with frames – 60-90 сm.

Carved wooden pictures, Dubovik family, Russia, photo 1

nice pieces of art

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Vasya Lozhkin (real name Alexey Kudelin) was born August 18, 1976 in Solnechnogorsk (Moscow region) where he lives to this day. The artist is very popular in the Russian Internet for his paintings in which he ridicules the types of the surrounding reality.

He likes to draw animals, especially cats of all possible and impossible kinds. Here’s an example of the zodiac signs in his performance. The site of Vasya Lozhkin

The Ram

The cat zodiac signs - the Ram

amusing cat zodiac

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The Catherine Palace is a former imperial palace located in the town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoye Selo), about 25 km from St. Petersburg. This summer residence of the Russian tsars is one of the largest palaces in the vicinity of St. Petersburg.

Construction of the building was started in 1717 by the order of Russian Empress Catherine I. It is an example of the late Baroque. Photos by deletant

The Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

beautiful architecture and interiors

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Nov/13

21

A new look at Russian folk painting

Art painting is the art of decorating any surface by paints and brush. It is considered one of the most popular types of arts and crafts.

In Russian folk art, there are many styles of art painting. You can see the most popular styles (Khokhloma, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen, Gorodets) with the help of these unusual pictures made by Sasha Vinogradova

Russian Folk Painting, picture 1

really unusual but cool pictures

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