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19 The Old Organizer

The Old Organizer

Posted on October 20, 2008 by


Old Russian organizer 1

I didn’t know that the organizers have such a long history. This one is the last example of pre-communist Russia organizers. Made in leather covers containing the full map of Russia and all other things that organizers have now, but it was 90 years ago.

Old Russian organizer 2

Old Russian organizer 3


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19 Responses to “The Old Organizer”

  1. brutha from anotha mutha says:

    word

  2. Oleg says:

    Old russian is nifty. Old-gone ‘E’ that looks like a ‘b’ with a cross. Hard signs everywhere. Odd ‘i’ instead on ‘N’. awesome.

  3. John from Kansas says:

    Great find! Thanks for posting.

  4. niki says:

    awesome! great item!

  5. tosser says:

    Shame the SAP pen spoils it, kill SAP now.

  6. Rodriguez says:

    Это не Е, которая лукс лайк Би – это буква “ять”.
    Учите матчасть!

  7. NSK says:

    So what’s the matter? It really sounds like ‘E’, and it really looks like ‘b’ with a cross, even though it’s a ‘Yat’.

    • zax says:

      Yes, in the past, this letter was used in many Slavic languages. In my opinion, it was with a good reason: a word could be written always in the same way, and little differences between regions were only noticable in pronounciation. For example: Russians would read it as “ye”, Ukrainians as “yi” or “i”, etc.

      In South Slavic languages, it was removed from alphabets even more early (at the begining of 19. century), but it was even more practical: is some parts it is pronounced “e” (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, about 2/3 of Serbia), in some “ye” (the rest of Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina), in some “i” (Dalmatia region of Croatia and some other parts).

      So now, words are written as they are spoken, which create an illusion that many words in adjacent languages are different, when in fact they are the same.

      I don’t know why Bolsheviks introduced the same system in the USSR…

  8. Otto Kirschner says:

    I was a german.

  9. Cykalox says:

    word to that word

  10. gorby says:

    hey – it has even spam :-)

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  12. jj says:

    It’s a diary!

  13. John from Kansas says:

    Is anyone able to translate the entries in photo 6?

  14. East Russian says:

    The text is too small – I can’t read…

  15. Oxana says:

    yes, but 1918-1919 was the time new goverment consolidated authority. last business owners prepared to leave Russia and go to Europe.

  16. Juanpablo says:

    Why don’t they make organizar with that dimensions any more?

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