7 The Pictures of Soviet Petersburg

The Pictures of Soviet Petersburg

Posted on December 21, 2010 by team

12 lithographs of Soviet Petersburg of the 1920s made by the Russian artist Mstislav Dobuzhinsky.

The St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) in a snowstorm

The monument to Peter the Great (Peter I)

The Lions Bridge

The hydraulic dredge

The Sphinx Monuments

Snow on the English Quay

The Summer Garden in winter

The St. Petersburg Circuit Court

The Vasilii’s Island (Vasilesvsky Ostrov)

The Quay of the river Prjazhka


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7 Responses to “The Pictures of Soviet Petersburg”

  1. OLUT says:

    Beautiful drawings. They have this quality where they look like the places are abou to fall over. (That’s not a jab towards Russia, it’s just the buildings look drawn like they might fall.)

  2. Vlad says:

    It is weak and inexpressive schedule. The contrast of the pseudo-new and pseudo-old is very weak and cheap.

  3. Left SR says:

    “Soviet Petersburg?” How about Leningrad, Comrade Admin.?

    • al-muell says:

      Piotrograd became Leningrad in 1924. This is 1920. Mistake here is Petersburg instead of Piotrograd, but the old name was commonly used in the 1914-1924 period, so it’s not a heavy mistake.

  4. RB says:

    the kids swinging around the pole I miss those days.

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