Valeriy Barykin is an artist who combines social-patriotic Soviet theme with a
pin-up style and the result is really cool. Previous works of the author:
, part two
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A group of artists from Yekaterinburg have made cool 3D-graffiti images that tell the story of Grozny, Chechnya, on
its streets. In fact they depict museum exhibits and architectural objects of high importance for local people.
Beria was the longest-lived and most influential of Stalin's secret police chiefs, wielding his most substantial influence
during and after World War II. He loved comfort and he needed a houses that would correspond with his high status.
On February, 11th and 13th, 1903, when the country was in the hands of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, there was arranged a fancy dress ball in honor of the 290th anniversary of the rule of the House of Romanovs. It was held in the Winter Palace of Saint Petesburg in two stages. All guests were dressed in splendid
"pre-Peter" costumes of the XVII century, made to the design of an artist Sergey Solomko and with assistance of specialists of that historic period. Great prince Alexander Mikhailovich, first cousin of the emperor once removed, recollected the event as "the final big court ball in the history of the empire".
There are many interesting things behind the walls of historic houses of Saint Petersburg. Doors, communal apartments, stoves,
floors, decor elements... But what deserves special attention is elevators preserved since the pre-revolutionary times!