Mama Snail, an utter Russophile as you may remember from last year’s week of Russian postcards (start here), prepared all weekend for a Russian dinner party today. In this spirit, I thought I’d revisit my favorite Russian postcards.
The Verkho (Upper) Savior Cathedral at the Kremlin. One of my favorite location/architecture postcards.
St. Basil’s Cathedral, MoscowA perfectly Russian selection of stamps–satellite, ballerina, and brawny statue.
The train is a foot long and the cars are marked “mail,” “ladies only,” “smoking,” “non-smoking,” and “chapel.” The key makes it actually run! The 1900 Faberge Easter egg commemorated the Trans-Siberian Railway as it was almost complete at the time–a matter of great satisfaction to Nicholas, who had lain the foundation stone.Postcard from The International Spy Museum, Washington D.C.From a postcard series from a clever themed St. Petersburg restaurant, Russky Kitsch. They’re spoofs of famous paintings, mostly nostalgic ones from the Peredvizhniki school. Here, Michael Jackson gets his Ochi Chernye on with the folk in Vladimir Makovsky’s “On the Boulevard” 1887Pottery with Putin anyone?