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Soviet Anti-Religious Alphabet (1933)

The following book “Anti-Religious Alphabet” was published in Leningrad in 1933. The author of the pictures was Mikhail Mikhailovich Cheremnykh (1890-1962) – a Soviet graphic artist, cartoonist, book illustrator.

Each word in the poetic phrases accompanying the pictures begins with the corresponding letter of the Russian alphabet. Translation gives just a general meaning of these short phrases, but of course, if you know Russian, then this historical document is especially interesting. However, the illustrations themselves give some insight into the attitude to religion during the first decades of the Soviet regime. Source

1. Anti-Religious Alphabet.

Soviet Anti-Religious Alphabet (1933), picture 1

godless ABC

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The private fairy-tale park-courtyard “Vikhlyandiya” in the town of Kozelsk, Kaluga Oblast, is a unique architectural work of art, born of a creative tandem of the local entrepreneur-philanthropist Vladimir Vikhlyandtsev (whose last name gave the name to the complex) and the architect-artist Vladimir Kolesnikov.

There are no analogues of such a fabulous complex anywhere else in Russia. This fairy-tale kingdom has already become one of the sights of Kozelsk. Vikhlyandiya is especially popular among families with children. Vikhlyandiya on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Lipetskikh.

Fairy-tale park-courtyard "Vikhlyandiya" in Kozelsk, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, photo 1





Educating Readers in the USSR in 1926-1929

Propaganda in the USSR was diverse and covered almost all spheres of life. For example, the following posters educated Soviet people how to properly handle books. Pictures by humus.

1926. Protect the book from rain and snow.

Soviet propaganda - educating readers in 1926-1929, poster 1

read books properly

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Color photos of Suzdal in 1912

Suzdal is a small town-reserve with a population of about 9,300 people located in the northern part of Vladimir Oblast in the center of the European Russia. It is one of the oldest towns in the country, first mentioned in written sources about 1,000 years ago.

Let’s see what Suzdal looked like in the relatively recent past, in the last years of the Russian Empire. In 1912, it was visited by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer known for his pioneering work in color photography. At that time, the population of Suzdal was about 7,700 people. Photos by: Open research project “The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky”.

General view of Suzdal.

Suzdal, Russia in color in 1912, photo 1

back to the past

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Step into the world of Monopoly Slots, where the iconic board game meets the thrill of casino gaming. Whether you’re a Monopoly enthusiast or a slot game aficionado, this fusion of classic fun and modern technology offers an exciting gaming experience.

In this blog, we’ll explore effective strategies to help you dominate the Monopoly board and maximize your winnings in Monopoly Slots.

Monopoly Slots Strategies for Dominating the Board


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Slot machines have been a source of entertainment for decades, captivating the hearts of casino enthusiasts with their flashing lights, exciting sound effects, and the promise of hitting the jackpot. While the classic one-armed bandits still have their charm, the digital age has brought us a new way to experience the thrill of spinning reels and winning big – online slots.

Among the plethora of online slot platforms available, Slotomania has emerged as a prominent player in the world of virtual gambling. In this article, we will dive deep into Slotomania’s latest games, exploring their features, themes, and what makes them stand out in a crowded online casino landscape.

Exploring Slotomania Latest Games


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Kamchatka – the Land of Bears and Foxes

Kamchatka, a peninsula in Russia, is located in the north-eastern part of Eurasia. The peninsula, stretching from north to south for 1,200 km, is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk in the west, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the east. The total area of Kamchatka is about 270 thousand square km.

A significant part of the territory of the Kamchatka Peninsula is allocated to specially protected areas. Among them are 3 state reserves, 5 natural parks, 8 federal and 23 local reserves, 105 natural monuments, 2 sanatorium-resort areas, and some other types of protected areas. The most photogenic representatives of the local fauna are numerous bears and foxes. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

Bears and foxes of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of untouched nature




St. Petersburg in the 1850s

Joseph Daziaro (1806-1865) came to the Russian Empire from Italy in the early 1820s. He opened a publishing business and specialized in the sale of lithograph prints. His firm can be called the first private publishing house of printed artistic graphics in Russia.

By the beginning of the 1830s, he had 2 shops in Moscow. In 1849, he became the owner of a shop in St. Petersburg. Let’s look at his lithographs united under the title “Memories of St. Petersburg” (“Souvenir de St. Petersbourge”). They were mostly made from drawings by the 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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The period from 1853 to 1917 was the most interesting period in the development of the Russian Navy. After the Crimean War of 1853-1855, steam Navy began to develop rapidly. By the end of the 1850s, the Russian fleet started to operate in the oceans.

During the second half of the 19th century, the Russian Empire created a modern for that time armored fleet. In the early 20th century, the country had the third largest fleet in the world. On these photos made in this period you can see the battleships of this once mighty fleet.

The Russian Imperial Fleet battleship photo 1

historical photos of the Russian Imperial Fleet




Where Do Russians Go to Gamble?

Totaling 11% of the landmass of the Earth’s surface – and with a larger surface area than Pluto – Russia is the largest country on the planet. Despite that, it is only home to approximately 144 million residents.

Russia is home to several locations of historic architecture, is known for its vodka production, and has been the birthplace of many incredible thinkers, artists, and musicians. Amongst these are writers like Leo Tolstoy and composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

While the culture in the country is still deeply traditional, elements of the West have found their way into modern life. Amongst these elements is the entertaining pastime of gambling – which has led to some strict regulations.

Where Do Russians Go to Gamble


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