Category Archives: Russia

The Unseen Red Army, part one

The images below are from a small treasure trove of photos I recently obtained from a seller in Lithuania. They offer candid and hitherto unpublished glimpses into the lives of Red Army soldiers from the time of the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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The Red Army in Vienna

A friend who recently traveled to Vienna, Austria sent me some photos he took of the city’s monuments to the Red Army. The main monument (depicted in the bottom two photos) is the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, which serves as a … Continue reading

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Nikolai Timkov’s “Leningrad in the Days of the Great Patriotic War”

I recently acquired an unusual piece of ephemera for my collection of Soviet era documents, art and memorabilia. I purchased the item online from a seller in Russia. It was something of an accidental purchase, as I’d mistakenly thought that … Continue reading

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Something new for the house

Those who know me well are quite familiar with my penchant for Soviet-era artwork. Over the course of the past decade or so, my burgeoning collection of posters, banners, paintings and sculptures has filled my library room and, probably to … Continue reading

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