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Hi everyone! Sorry for being MIA, I’m not dead but it’s finally warm outside so I try to be out as much as I can and travel too. So I’ll be mostly absent for the best part of the summer. (Also there are no major Soviet holidays for summer, so I won’t be missing anything.) I hope you’re not spending this wonderful time at your computer stalking tumblr haha. Go out and travel and make memories and have a very wonderful time! See you soon <3 

Posted 1 year ago

Just a little note to thank all of my old followers as well as all of the new followers. I really never imagined a blog like this could have so many. You are all awesome and you make me feel awesome too. :D

If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, links to your collections or words of praise just hi’s — send them in. Keep in mind that my ask box is always open. (?)

Posted 2 years ago

I hope 2011 was a good year for you. Wishing you everything nice and good and true and gorgeous in the upcoming year of 2012!

I’m off for 10 day vacations today, so I’m leaving you with this little message and a few queued posts. May you have luck, happiness, true love and friendship in the year 2012 and years to come.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted 2 years ago

Soviet Postcards hit the 7,000 followers mark today while I was at work. Whoever was the 7,000th — congratulations! And thanks everyone, you’re all great, I love your enthusiasm. (Moscow Botanical Garden — 1651 notes, wow. Did I ever…)

Also, feedback time! What themes, years, artists do you want to see more of? Do you find my tag system useful? Any other thoughts and comments?

Also, how would you feel about a Soviet song in this blog once in a while?

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 2 years ago

wannuraishah is the 1000th follower! Thank you EVERYONE for follows and loves and reblogs, it really means a lot to me to be able to spread some postcard loving~

Posted 3 years ago

All things Soviet (1922—1991): photography, objects, songs, movies, persons.

I’ll collect Soviet memorabilia here that I like and that gives that special nostalgic feeling for the “good old times”. I’m Russian and I was born in the USSR, so some of it carries a special meaning for me, they are things I remember, bits of my childhood. Earlier eras also fascinate me big time. I want to capture daily life of ordinary people in the big country rather than its political and military history. Life that is still remembered and missed by many.

Posted 4 years ago