Russian Imperial Palaces → The Lower Dacha at Peterhof
This house by the sea was the Lower Dacha or Lower Palace was designed by Anton Tomischko in a Neo-Renaissance style. Built by Tsar Alexander III for his eldest son and heir between 1883 and 1885, the palace was small and cosy. Empress Alexandra Feodorovna particularly liked its location on the seashore, far away from Nicholas’s mother and other in-laws, who lived at the Cottage and the Farm.
The Lower Dacha was the birthplace of Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei. Nicholas and his daughters paid their last visit on 18 August 1915, when they stopped there on the way to Kronstadt. The Lower Dacha was turned into a museum after the revolution. The building suffered a sad and cruel fate. It was forever lost to history when the building was heavily damaged in the Second World War and the remains blown up in 1961.
Mother Russia - Volgograd
Illustration Agency Anna Goodson wanted to show their support for LGBT rights in Russia in light of recent laws that have made life worse for LGBT individuals living under Putin’s Russia. You can see the full gallery here. These are a selection of the beautiful artworks that have been produced. This is what Anna Goodson Wrote:
There is a lot of controversy regarding the next Olympic Winter Games, due to take place in Sochi, Russia, especially with Russian laws regarding homosexuality.
At Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, we believe that Art Speaks Louder Than Words and we wanted to make a statement and show the world that our agency and illustrators don’t support discrimination or violence of any kind, regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation.
We hope that you will all share and post this illustration and help make this world a more tolerant one to live in.
Shunning the light, it skulks in dark, abandoned places waiting for people to come by, so it can snatch and devour them.
im so glad i could share this with caitlin. classic russia
because it takes that much focus to read
GUYS I JUST FOUND THIS IN MY FILES IM LAUGHING