Valery Yarynich glances nervously over his shoulder. Clad in a brown leather jacket, the 72-year-old former Soviet colonel is hunkered in the back of the dimly lit Iron Gate restaurant in Washington, DC. 3,213 more words
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Andrei Rublyov was the greatest iconographer of the Middle Ages. Little concrete is known about him or his life, except that in 1405 he helped to write the icons of the Muscovite Cathedral of the Annunciation under the tutelage of Theophanes the Greek, and that he wrote the famous Icon of the Holy Trinity somewhere around 1410. 1,019 more words
Here are some shots of some new revell soviet infantry and 4 pegasus IS2 tanks. Looking forward to some late war brawls between them and the volksgrenadiers!
Although, the actual day is March 8th, today many countries in the post-Soviet space are enjoying a day off to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Soviet Union adapted the day for their own purposes, following the October Revolution, and later in 1965 made it an official holiday to commemorate women’s contribution to communism. 474 more words