Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Fedoskino miniature (федоскинская миниатюра) is a traditional Russian lacquer miniature painting on papier-mache, named after its original center Fedoskino (Федоскино), an old village near Moscow widely known from the late 18th century. The contemporary Fedoskino painting preserves the typical features of Russian folk art. The use of oil paint, typically applied in many layers, is a distinctive feature of a

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The nomenklatura were a category of people within the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries who held various key administrative positions in all spheres of those countries’ activity: government, industry, agriculture, education, etc., whose positions were granted only with approval by the communist party of each country or region. SovietEraMuseum present the Caricatures from Perestroyka times with telling criticism about nomenklatura and bureaucracy in USSR. 

Exclusive! Unique communistic diplomas from the SovietEraMuseum archive:

About thirty villages located southeast of Moscow produce pottery and ship it throughout Russia. The name Gzhel became associated with pottery in the 14th century. Gzhel pottery was originally created by potters in their homes, however fairly early on these potters started to organize into workshops to increase production. The workshops eventually became a factory with pieces being formed in moulds and

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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924) was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist who served as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. SovietEraMuseum exclusive. May be we have the biggest collection of Soviet postcards at the world. This is a first part. Postcards about Vladimir Lenin.

Budi porcelain factory (since 1867) . Current products ceramic (porcelain) products for household and decorative ceramics. Products are high quality and artistic execution. In the production method used stamped decoration, as well as hand-painted. Soviet time – the “golden years” of the Budi porcelain factory.  In now days  the plant was fully destroyed. Photo by

SovietEraMuseum exclusive: Neon advertising in USSR: Aeroflot advertising and communistic propaganda. Only in SovietEraMuseum!

Unique modern posters in Soviet style. Stalin with Kalashnikov machine gun, etc:

In 1977, the committee organizing the Olympics held a contest for the best illustration of a bear. The judges chose Victor Chizhikov’s design depicting a smiling bear cub wearing a blue-black-yellow-green-red (colors of the Olympic rings) belt, with a golden buckle shaped like the five rings. Misha was confirmed as an official mascot on December

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Misha also known as Mishka  or The Olympic Mishka  is the name of the Russian Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games (the XXII Summer Olympics). He was designed by children’s books illustrator Victor Chizhikov. SovietEraMuseum present exclusive photos about different Mishkas.