31 August 2011

30 August 2011

Armenian Cultural Heritage

The bronze figure from Erebuni Fortress.
Бронзовая фигура из крепости Эребуни. VIII век до н. э.
Pronkskuju Erebuni kindlusest.

Etchmiadzin Cathedral.
Эчмиадзин. Собор. Памятник архитектуры IV в.
Etšmiadzini katedraal.

Ancient Armenian Khachkars.
Цахкадзор. Хачкары. ХIII в.
Tsaghkadzor. Ristikivid.

Yerevan. Matenadaran.
Ереван. Матенадаран.
Jerevan. Matenadaran.

Yerevan. Lenin Square.
Ереван. Площадь Ленина.
Jerevan. Lenini väljak.

Stamps (USSR), 1978.
My collection.

* Erebuni is a district of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It is situated southeast of the city centre where Erebuni Fortress (782 B.C) is located. The name of Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni. Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd (the "Fortress of Blood") is a fortified city from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian border and was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers of the vast kingdom.

* Etchmiadzin Cathedral = Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin is a 4th century Armenian church in the town of Ejmiatsin, Armenia. It is also the central cathedral of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the oldest state-built church in the world. The original vaulted basilica was built in 301-303 by Saint Gregory the Illuminator when Armenia became the first officially Christian country in the world.

* A khachkar or khatchkar (cross-stone) is a carved, cross-bearing, memorial stele covered with rosettes and other botanical motifs. Khachkars are characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art found in Armenia. The most common khachkar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette or a solar disc.

* Tsaghkadzor means "valley of flowers" in Armenian. The city is located 50 kilometers north of Yerevan.

* Matenadaran = The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is an ancient manuscript repository located in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages.
-- Wikipedia.

Estonian Lighthouses - 14.

Viirelaid. The lighthouse, 1857.
Viirelaiu tuletorn.
Вийрелайдуский маяк.


* Estonian Lighthouses.
Postcards, 1979.

My collection.

29 August 2011

"Peonies". Art lacquer painting. Zhostovo. Russia

"Peonies" / N. Antipov / Zhostovo / Tray. 1973.
Lilledega kandik / N. Antipov / Zhostovo / 1973.
"Пионы" / Н. Антипов / Жостово / Поднос, 1973 г.

* Postcard from the set "Russian lacquers", 1981.
* Postkaardikogumikust "Vene lakkmaalid", 1981.
* Открытка из комплекта "Русские художественные лаки" 1981 г.

 
My collection.

28 August 2011

Bulgaria. 1974

Arkutino. Bulgaria.
Postcard, 1974.

Primorsko. Bulgaria.
Postcard, 1974.
My collection.

27 August 2011

Sniper Antonov. 1944

The Leningrad Front. Sniper comrade Antonov eleminated 171 Nazis with his rifle. WWII.

Leningradi rinne. Snaiper sm Antonov on oma vintpüssitulega hävitanud 171 fašisti. Suure Isamaasõda.

Ленинградский фронт. Снайпер тов. Антонов огнем своей винтовки уничтожил 171 фашиста. / Худ. Ю. Непринцев.

Postcard, 1944.
My collection.

25 August 2011

Kraków. Poland. 1971

Poland. Kraków. The basilica of the Virgin Mary's (Kosciol Mariacki, XIII - XV cc) and Adam Mickiewicz Monument at the Main Market Square.

* Adam Mickiewicz (1798 – 1855) was a Polish (Polish-Lithuanian) poet, publisher and political writer of the Romantic period; a national poet of Poland.

Poola. Krakow. Peaväljak. Maria kirik (13. - 15. saj) ja poeet Adam Mickiewiczi mälestussammas.

Польша. Краков. Мариацкий костёл и памятник Адаму Мицкевичу.

Postcard, 1971.
My collection.

24 August 2011

Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov.
Postcard, 1955.

Mikhail Lomonosov.
Stamp (USSR), 1956.

Mikhail Lomonosov.
Stamp (USSR), 1961.
My collection.

* Mikhail Lomonosov (Михаил Васильевич Ломоносов, 1711 – 1765) was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet, who created the basis of the modern Russian literary language. - Lomonosov Moscow State University is the largest university in Russia. Founded in 1755, the university is named in honor of its founder, Mikhail Lomonosov.

23 August 2011

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin (1799 - 1837) / O. Kiprensky and S. Bondar.
Postcard, 1955.
Aleksander Puškin. / S. Bondari postkaart O. Kiprenski maali järgi.

Alexander Pushkin.
Stamp, 1962.

Pushkin and Zhukovsky with Glinka. Glinka - 150.
Stamp, 1954.
Puškin ja Žukovski külas Glinkal. Postmark M. Glinka 150. sünniaastapäevaks.
Почтовая марка СССР, 150 лет со дня рождения М. И. Глинки, 1954. /  Худ. Виктор Артамонов (1919 г.р.) "А.С. Пушкин и В.А. Жуковский у М.И. Глинки".

* Mikhail Glinka (1804 – 1857), was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the father of Russian classical music. Operas "Ivan Susanin" and "Ruslan and Lyudmila"; his major orchestral works include the symphonic poem "Kamarinskaya" based on Russian folk tunes, and two Spanish works: "A Night in Madrid" and "Jota Aragonesa"; many art songs, many piano pieces, and some chamber music.

* Vasily Zhukovsky (1783 – 1852) was the foremost Russian poet of the 1810s and a leading figure in Russian literature in the first half of the 19th century.


Cover: Museum - Imperial Lyceum in Tsarskoye Selo. 1984. With special stamp Oct, 19, 1986. Picture: Pushkin Monument, Tsarskoye Selo, now Pushkin.
Ümbrik Puškini kujuga Tsarskoje Selo (nüüd Puškin) lütseumi aias. Eritempel lütseum-muuseumi 175. aastapäeva puhul.

* The Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum was opened on October 19, 1811. The first graduates were all brilliant and included Alexander Pushkin and Alexander Gorchakov. The opening date was celebrated each year with carousals and revels, and Pushkin composed new verses for each of those occasions.


My collection.

22 August 2011

"Tale of Ivan Golikov". Art lacquer painting. Palekh. Russia

"Tale of Ivan Golikov" / M. Shemarov / Palekh / Small chest. Detail. 1969.

"Lugu Ivan Golikovist" / Palehhi lakkmaal, mis on pühendatud lakkmaalikunstnik Ivan Golikovile / 1969.
* Vaata ka Ivan Golikovi lakkmaali.

"Об Иване Голикове" / М. Шемаров / Палех / Ларчик. Фрагмент, 1969 г.

* Postcard from the set "Russian lacquers", 1981.
* Postkaardikogumikust "Vene lakkmaalid", 1981.
* Открытка из комплекта "Русские художественные лаки" 1981 г.
My collection.

21 August 2011

Frunze / Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan. 1977 - 2.

Frunze / now Bishkek. Soviet (Sovietskaya) Square.
Nõukogude väljak.
Советская площадь.

The Government Building.
Valitsusehoone.
Дом правительства.

Soviet (Sovietskaya) Street.
Nõukogude tänav.
Улица Советская .

Postcards, 1977.
My collection.

20 August 2011

Estonian Lighthouses - 13.

Vaindloo. The lighthouse, 1871.
Vaindloo tuletorn.
Вайндлооский маяк.


* Estonian Lighthouses.
Postcards, 1979.  
My collection.

18 August 2011

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol.  Postcard. 1955.
Nikolai Gogol.
Николай Васильевич Гоголь.

The stamp of the USSR devoted to the 100 anniversary from the date of death N. Gogol (N. Gogol and kobza player), 1952.

Postmark Nikolai Gogoli 100. surma-aastapäevaks (kirjanik kuulamas kobzaari), 1952.

Почтовая марка СССР, посвящённая 100-летию со дня смерти Н. В. Гоголя (Н. Гоголь и кобзарь), 1952.

The stamp of the USSR devoted of N. .Gogol with the picture from "The Government Inspector", 1959.

Postmark Nikolai Gogoli 150. sünniaastapäevaks kirjaniku portreega ja stseeniga näidendist "Revident", 1959.

Почтовая марка СССР, посвящённая Н. В. Гоголю, 1959

* Nikolai Gogol (1809 - 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist. Works: "The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat," "Nevsky Prospekt","Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka", "The Government Inspector", "Dead Souls", "Taras Bulba", "Marriage", the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage".

* Nikolai Gogoli teoseid (mis on ka eesti keelde tõlgitud): "Nina", "Vii", "Sinel", "Nevski prospekt", jutustused "Õhtud külas Dikanka lähedal" (Ukraina folkloori ainetel), "Surnud hinged", "Tarass Bulba", "Abielu", lühijutud "Hullumeelse päevik", "Jutustus sellest, kuidas Ivan Ivanovits Ivan Nikiforovitšiga tülli läks", "Portree" jt.

My collection.

16 August 2011

Repelling of the enemy. 1943

Repelling of the enemy. Leningrad. WWII.
Vaenlase tõrjumine. Leningrad. Suur Isamaasõda.
Отражение врага. Ленинград в дни Отечественной войны. / Худ. А. Тырса.

Postcard. 1943.
My collection

14 August 2011

Camping at high altitude. 1956

 
"Camping at high altitude"
"Kõrgmäestiku laager"
"Высокогорный лагерь"

Postcard. 1956
My collection.

13 August 2011

"View of the Leander Tower in Constantinople"

"View of the Leander Tower in Constantinople". 1848 / Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 - 1900) / The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow. Russia.

"Vaade Leandrose tornile Konstantinoopolis"(1848) / Ivan Aivazovski (1817 - 1900) / Tretjakovi Galerii. Moskva

"Вид Леандровой башни в Константинополе" / Иван Айвазовский / Государственная Третьяковская галерея.

Postcard, 1974.
My collection.

* Ivan Aivazovsky was a Russian painter of Armenian descent living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings.

12 August 2011

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Pjotr Tšaikovski.
Пётр Ильич Чайковский.

Swan Lake ballet.
"Luikede järv"
"Лебединое озеро"

Stamps, 1958.
My collection.

* Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) was a Russian composer who wrote symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin. 

* Swan Lake ballet, op. 20, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, composed 1875 – 1876.

11 August 2011

Estonian Lighthouses - 12.

Virtsu. The lighthouse, 1951 (1866).
Virtsu tuletorn.
Виртсуский маяк.


* Estonian Lighthouses.
Postcards, 1979.

My collection.

10 August 2011

Attack by Leningrad partisans. 1943

Leningrad partisans attacking German guards at a railbroad bridge. WWII.

Leningradi partisanid ründavad Saksa tunnimehi raudteesillal. Suure Isamaasõja postkaart.

Нападение ленинградских партизан на немецкую охрану железнодорожного моста. / Худ. Н. Кочергин.

Postcard, 1943.
My collection.

9 August 2011

100th anniversary of Russian postage stamps. 1958


100th anniversary of Russian postage stamps. Postal history of Russia. 1858 - 1958.

100 aastat Vene postmarke. Venemaa posti ajalugu. 1858 - 1958. /Postmargid, NSVL 1958/

Сто лет русской почтовой марки. История почты. 1858 - 1958. Почта СССР, 1958.

Stamps, 1958.
My collection.

8 August 2011

Frunze / Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan. 1977 - 1.

Frunze / now Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan

Frunze. An equestrian statue of Mikhail Frunze.
Postcards, 1977.
My collection.

* Bishkek, formerly Frunze, is the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1825 as the Kyrgyz-Khokand fortress Bishkek, then, in 1862, named as the Russian fortress Pishpek, in 1926 the city was renamed Frunze (Фрунзе), after the Bolshevik military leader Mikhail Frunze. In 1991, the Kyrgyz parliament restored the city's historical name.
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