The last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II, exchanging kisses with soldiers. Although cheek kissing is not as widely practiced in some parts of Europe, it is still commonplace. It is mostly used as a greeting and/or a farewell, but can also be offered as a congratulation or as a general declaration of friendship. Cheek kissing is associated with the middle and upper classes, as they are more influenced by French culture. It’s a tradition in Russia to kiss on alternate cheeks three times, instead of one or two.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.
The Space Race by Justin Van Genderen is a series of posters inspired by the vintage design work that came from both sides of the competition.
At 123ft tall; Kizhi Pogost Russian Orthodox Church is the tallest building composed entirely of wood. The building and the 22 domes referred to as cupolas were first completed in 1862 and recently underwent some minor renovation.
Victory Parade. Red Square, Moscow, June 24, 1945
A while ago someone asked me about Alexandra’s engagement ring and I couldn’t give a definitive answer because some sources say that it had a pink pearl while others say that was a pink diamond instead. To make matters even worse, I hard a hard time finding photos where Alexandra’s rings are visible and I still don’t know whether she used her engagement ring on her right or left hand. In some countries the ring is worn on the left hand while engaged, but moved to the right hand when married, but I don’t know how the Russians did it back then. Any thoughts?
Young builders of Communism, go forth toward the new heights (achievements) in education and labour.
Olga, Tatiana, and Nicholas (around 1911)