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Mayakovsky And The ROSTA Windows

ROSTA Windows were the first soviet propaganda posters. They appeared mostly on shop windows in Moscow, St Petersburg, Odessa and other towns of Russia between September 1919 – February 1922.…

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1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

A massive, well-preserved 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction.

Soviet Space Poster postcard reprint (Russia) by katya., via Flickr

Gate to the Winter Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia, with double headed eagle of the House of Romanov

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Super Simple How to Paint Leaves

Decorative painting: Learn how to paint leaves in minutes. Complete tutorial with video so you can paint beautiful leaves!

The ARA’s counter-propaganda poster. Many people in Russia, misled by the Soviet propaganda machine, thought that American relief had not been a donation but, at best, a commercial enterprise (at worst – an attempt to invade the country).