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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great weekend! I thought I’d greet all of the new followers of my little blog, who are a few hundreds over just a couple days. This Spotlight thing seems to be doing wonders, I’ve been grinning all the time. :)

I encourage all members, old and new, to check out old posts and give them some love. To help you with this quest, I compiled a list of this blog’s most important and most used tags. I hope you enjoy browsing! :)

HOLIDAYS

February 23 — Defender Of The Fatherland Day
March 8 — Women’s Day
April 12 — Cosmonautics Day
May 1 — Labour Day
May 9 — Victory Day
September 1 — First School Day
November 7 — October Revolution Day
December 31 — New Year

OCCASIONS

Happy Birthday
Congratulations (generic holiday)
Wedding Day
Newborn Baby
Invitations

BY DECADE

1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990-1991

BY THEME
(I don’t always use all possible tags on each postcard, but I make sure to use at least one tag from this division on each post.)

Viewcards
Funny
Illustrations (mostly book or fairy tale illustrations, but also a generic tag for illustrated works)
Fine art
Interiors
Postal (everything about mail and the postal system)
Transport (mostly ships and aircraft)
Food
Harvest
New technologies (a vaguely funny tag: everything from real historic hi tech to robots in holiday postcards)

Nature
Animals
Birds
Flowers
Roses
Mushrooms
Winter
Autumn

Children
Pioneers (they wear red ties)
School kids (they wear blue/brown uniform)
Youth (incl. komsomol members)

Portraits (generic tag for all people who Soviet publishers decided to put on a postcard, usually celebrities or war heroes)
Actors

Hammer & Sickle (postcards that use the infamous Soviet emblem in their design)
Nations (postcards featuring representatives of different nations/races; usually all races together)
Republics (all about the 15 Soviet republics)
Peace (all about peace, white doves etc.)
Coat of Arms (coats of arms of Soviet Union and its republics)
Flags
Lenin
Stalin

Space
Yuri Gagarin (the first man in space)
Cosmonautics (I use this to mark postcards that use space-related elements in design, usually space crafts or cosmonauts)

Sports
The Olympic Games (Moscow 1980)
The Olympic Bear (symbol of The Moscow 1980 Games)

Cartoons
Cheburashka
Matryoshka
Dolls

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