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russia-6 by wzdg on Flickr.

Call it St. Petersburg if you like, but I think I’ll always say Leningrad.

Many older people here in Russia still call it Leningrad, but the youth only calls it Peterbsurg, or Peter.

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europavintage:

russia-6 by wzdg on Flickr.

Call it St. Petersburg if you like, but I think I’ll always say Leningrad.

Many older people here in Russia still call it Leningrad, but the youth only calls it Peterbsurg, or Peter.

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Soviet Union (anyone knows any more details about this one?)
(From The Chawed Rosin)

I’ve got this: “Elektronika” sanatorium (health resort) in Kislovodsk, 1970s. No details on the postcard itself.

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Soviet Union (anyone knows any more details about this one?)

(From The Chawed Rosin)

I’ve got this: “Elektronika” sanatorium (health resort) in Kislovodsk, 1970s. No details on the postcard itself.

New set up in my shop — a wonderful 9-postcard set of autumn imagery from Boldino. The small village of Boldino is known to every Russian person as Alexander Pushkin’s haven where he spent his autumns and wrote his timeless love poetry.

→ Pushkin’s Haven Boldino USSR Viewcards / Full Set by SovietPostcards

New set up in my shop — a wonderful 9-postcard set of autumn imagery from Boldino. The small village of Boldino is known to every Russian person as Alexander Pushkin’s haven where he spent his autumns and wrote his timeless love poetry.

→ Pushkin’s Haven Boldino USSR Viewcards / Full Set by SovietPostcards

1975

1975

(Source: fotki.yandex.ru)

1970

1970

Some new postcards in my own collection. Grabbed them at a flea market last weekend (200 km away from my town — that’s where the closest flea market is!) I’m especially excited about the top one: Vladimir Zarubin, 1986. Run only 700,000 copies. Compare to his usual runs: five, six million. So it’s considered rare, and I’ve never run across one until now. Very happy indeed!

1) V. Zarubin 1986
2) N. Kruglov 1967
3) I. Filippov 1987
4) L. Manilova 1976
5) Yu. Artsimenev, Yu. Kosorukov 1974

(Source: Flickr / apple_min)

Posted 6 days ago

Racoon, 1979 (frontside of a postcard) (by Copper Kettle)

Racoon, 1979 (frontside of a postcard) (by Copper Kettle)

A new awesome postcard set available in my shop! 25 full color postcards of herbs and medicinal plants from 1976. Herbs is probably my favourite type of plant, they’re small and humble, but they hold such a power within if you just care to look closer.

What I also love about this set is that every photograph here is a small masterpiece. Film photos just have this effect.

Posted 1 week ago

Hand typography on Soviet postcard sets.

Posted 2 weeks ago