January 12, 2013

0465 NEW YEAR (Russia) - A postcard from 1910 (reissued)

As soon as I saw this postcard I was convinced that belongs to the Soviet period. Two were the arguments. The first was that on it write "Happy New Year", which means it is a postcard for the New Year, a feast completely eclipsed by the Christmas in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution. The second was the heroic attitude of the boy (ready for action, with chin high, the neck rigid and the chest bulging), which I always considered a Soviet attitude, not a Russian one.

Well, I was wrong. I know the Russian alphabet and even a few words, so I could read on the back of the postcard that it is a reissue, carried out by Children's Museum of Saint Petersburg, of a postcard from... 1910. Yes, looks can be deceiving.

About the stamps
The first stamp, depicting the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, is part of the series Moscow Monuments, issued in 2012. The second, which shows the giant panda, was designed by A. Gribkova and was issued on September 26, 2011, with the occasion of 50th anniversary of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - it's also here.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday #150, hosted on Beth's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Click on the button below to visit all the other participants.

sender: Renata Suslina (direct swap)
sent from Saint Petersburg (Russia), on 19.12.2012

1 comment:

  1. How perfectly wonderful! I LOVE the explanation behind this unique postcard. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Have a lovely weekend and happyPFF!