Afghani War Carpets

Afghani War Carpets

There is a war in Afghanistan for more than 20 years already.

It has been started in late 70s when first Soviet troops entered Afghanistan to support the current regime.

Then after the collapse of USSR the war with external enemy has stopped for a while, but inside there were still conflicting groups fighting with each other for the power. Little by little Taliban got the dominating position in the country and just a few years later NATO troops entered the country.

So all the time there was a war, and most of the time all the parties used Soviet, then Russian weapons. It’s scary to see how the war thematics have moved to all spheres of life in Afghanistan even to carpet weaving skills. Previously this Middle-East country, lying on the border with Russia was famous for its hand-made carpets with beautiful Eastern ornaments. These days weavers make carpets with war.

And main war items depicted on the carpets are from Russian origin.

Here are the examples of Russian weapons that can be clearly distinguished on the contemporary Afghani carpets:

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Prophetic Postcards Back From 1914

Prophetic Postcards Back From 1914

This is a series of old postcards back from 1914 describing their look in future of Moscow city.

Authors in 1914 tried to figure out how would their city look after 100-200-300 years from then.

We now can see were they successful or not.

The picture above shows how should look one of Moscow highways in 200 years after 1914. It should be totally polished with an ice so that ultramodern air-motored sleighs could glide fast and easy.

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