9 Wallsized USSR Map Made of Gemstones

Wallsized USSR Map Made of Gemstones

Posted on February 4, 2013 by team

This unique map is located in the geological museum of Saint-Petersburg. It is made from gemstones in the Florentine and Russian mosaic technique. 45 000 gemstones 4-6 mm (0.15-0.23 inches) thick were used to make the panel of the map.


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This splendid mosaic is a monument to the imperial style of the former Soviet Union.

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9 Responses to “Wallsized USSR Map Made of Gemstones”

  1. Al says:

    made at a time where 90% of the population had nothing to eat or access to healthcare.
    the wonderful achievments of communist dictatorship

    • Mike Talino says:

      > made at a time where 90% of the population had nothing to eat or access to healthcare

      Too fat.

    • vla says:

      “the wonderful achievments of communist dictatorship”
      yes sir – “it received the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris, then a gold medal in New York”
      dont be mad and jelly .

    • Fred Johnson says:

      I think this is new, to celebrate 20 years of the party.

      But it’s interesting (personally, I don’t care) that a party that holds personal wealth in disdain, and (supposedly) believes in the collective (confiscating property to give to the “state”) ends up creating a map in gemstones. Yep. Makes perfect sense to me.

      It’s like religious people selling “Heaven” by telling you the roads are paved with gold and gemstones. Um, what’s God need with gold and gemstones?

      Pretty hypocritical if you ask me. But it is a nice piece of work.

      If obama the lawless did this, at least we’d have something to show for the billions of wasted dollars. As it is, there’s nothing. So, your communists are still one step ahead of our communists.

  2. john says:

    absolutely beautiful. amazing skill behind that piece of work.

  3. (r)evolutionist says:

    Stalinist excess. Socialism is about thrift and egalitarianism.

  4. Dennamen says:

    Westerns so jelly. Maybe because their Hitler only won award from vegetarians.

  5. Pedro says:

    love the artwork. would like to read russian to known those inscriptions.

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