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A Russian Studies student from Poland
Russia, history (Tsarist Russia, USSR, Poland, Belle époque, Ancient Greece, Renaissance, World War II and more), art & poetry, ski jumping, outer space, Hannibal, The X-Files, Mads Mikkelsen, Andrei Tarkovsky, Depeche Mode and death because life is all about it. Here's my second blog.

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~Federico García Lorca

Apr 17th at 10PM / via: iluminacje / op: withouthorilka / 632 notes
withouthorilka:

Георгий Белащенко. Вий. 1897.
Viy by Georgy Belaschenko. 1897.
In East Slavic mythology, the Viy’s are creatures from the underworld, whose gaze kills. Their eyes are usually covered with large eyelids that they can not lift unassisted.
This Ukrainian depiction by Georgy Belaschenko is based on Nikolai Gogol’s short horror story "Viy".
According to Belarussian and Russian folk tales, the Viy’s eyelids could only be lifted by helpers with pitchforks. Whoever made eye contact with a Viy would die. In some versions whole towns and villages would turn into rubble upon the gaze of a Viy. It is considered that the creature is based on the folk idea of the evil eye, which can damage or kill whatever it rests its gaze upon.

withouthorilka:

Георгий Белащенко. Вий. 1897.

Viy by Georgy Belaschenko. 1897.

In East Slavic mythology, the Viy’s are creatures from the underworld, whose gaze kills. Their eyes are usually covered with large eyelids that they can not lift unassisted.

This Ukrainian depiction by Georgy Belaschenko is based on Nikolai Gogol’s short horror story "Viy".

According to Belarussian and Russian folk tales, the Viy’s eyelids could only be lifted by helpers with pitchforks. Whoever made eye contact with a Viy would die. In some versions whole towns and villages would turn into rubble upon the gaze of a Viy. It is considered that the creature is based on the folk idea of the evil eye, which can damage or kill whatever it rests its gaze upon.


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: lecterh / op: madsmikkelsoned / 1,010 notes

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shakypigment:

St. Petersburg, 1930’s. Photo by Boris Ignatovich.

shakypigment:

St. Petersburg, 1930’s. Photo by Boris Ignatovich.


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: iluminacje / op: anastasiusfocht / 2,841 notes

portionsofeternity:

anastasiusfocht:

Shakespeare in its original 16th century accent

You should all watch this.


rosesandraphael:

Efros N.TEATR ‘LETUCHAIA MYSH” (Theater ‘The Bat’). Review of 10-years artistic activity of the first Russian theater-cabaret. Petrograd: ‘Solntse Rossii’, [1918].

rosesandraphael:

Efros N.
TEATR ‘LETUCHAIA MYSH” (Theater ‘The Bat’). Review of 10-years artistic activity of the first Russian theater-cabaret. 
Petrograd: ‘Solntse Rossii’, [1918].


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: ruber-sanguis / op: tzarevitch / 37 notes
tzarevitch:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in Egypt
1923

tzarevitch:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in Egypt

1923


olga-nikolayevna:

New rare of  baby Anastasia and Alexandra

olga-nikolayevna:

New rare of  baby Anastasia and Alexandra


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: ruber-sanguis / op: fleurdulys / 253 notes
fleurdulys:

Odalisque with Peacock - Leon-Francois Comerre

fleurdulys:

Odalisque with Peacock - Leon-Francois Comerre


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: dargina / op: dargina / 129 notes

mulderswaterbed:

The X-files - Mulder & Scully

mulderswaterbed:

The X-files - Mulder & Scully


Apr 17th at 10PM / via: varangoi / op: mythologer / 53 notes
mythologer:

Study of Sappho, 1862, Simeon Solomon

mythologer:

Study of Sappho, 1862, Simeon Solomon


"I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my very soul, my very art itself." 

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via funeralforafriendloveliesbleedin)


Apr 16th at 10PM / via: varangoi / op: sollertias / 335 notes
sollertias:

The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel, 1863 (detail)

sollertias:

The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel, 1863 (detail)


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