Art and Faith

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Unknown Artist. Demand Sausages Everywhere! USSR. 1937

00 Unknown Artist. Demand Sausages Everywhere! 1937

Demand Sausages Everywhere!

Unknown Artist




Here’s another example of the fact that life went on in the “Evil Empire“. American right-wingers got it all wrong…



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Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky. A River Scene. no date (first decades of the 20th century)

Filed under: art photography,early modern,rural scene,Russian,Tsarist Russia — 01varvara @ 00.00

A River Scene (Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, no date (first decades of the 20th century)

The Revival in Bricks and Mortar…

I translated a piece about St Hilarion Troitsky the New Martyr on VFR, and these illustrations of modern Russian churches came to mind. There are many new churches throughout Russia… some dedicated to new saints, some to the old standbys. So, here’s a representative selection. The revival shall not be televised… the revival shall be LIVE.


Church on Spilt Blood in Honour of All the Saints Resplendent in All the Russian Lands (Khram-na-Krovi vo imya Vsyekh Svyatykh v zemle Rossiskoi prosyiyavshikh: Храм-на-Крови во имя Всех святых, в земле Российской просиявших)

Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Oblast. Urals Federal District) RF


Cathedral of St Sergei of Radonezh

Yugorsk (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Urals Federal District) RF


Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

Alapaevsk (Sverdlovsk Oblast. Urals Federal District) RF


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Oblast. Northwestern Federal District) RF


A church in Carpatho-Russia

Mukačevo (Zakarpatia Oblast) (currently under Ukrainian occupation)

Pray for the beleaguered Orthodox believers of Carpatho-Russia as the Uniates and Galician nationalists persecute them. Pray for their leader, Fr Dmitri Sidor, who has been beaten by the CIA-trained goons of Yushchenko.


St John of Kronshtadt Church

St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF


GULag Memorial Chapel

Komi Republic (Northwestern Federal District) RF


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

It’s the largest single church in Orthodoxy… it’s the Mother Church of all Russian Orthodox Christians… blown up in 1931, replaced by a swimming pool, it was rebuilt in the 90s. A fitting ending to this montage, no?


A Window Into a Lost World 6: The People of Tsarist Russia

Filed under: art photography,human study,portrait,Russian,Tsarist Russia — 01varvara @ 00.00

This appears to have been taken at the turn of the 20th century, in the studio of A. Vedernikov in Yekaterinburg. It seems to be a father-and-son pair of the merchant class. Were they in trade or did they run a hotel or were they skilled craftsmen with their own shop, with assistants and apprentices? There is no doubt that they either fled with the White armies or were repressed by the Reds. They were “socially unfriendly” elements, after all…

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