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3) RU-7737098 This postcard shows Konstantin Makovsky’s painting from the early 1900s. Entitled Yule Divination, it is of Romatic style of art. The painting is displayed at the State Museum of the History of Religion in St. Petersburg. Alena, the sender, wrote about their Christmas tradition (Orthodox Christian), which is held on January 7, instead of December 25. Lovely stamps used! ❤

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2) RU-7739196 I like this postcard very much. It features the Khokhloma painting technique, which uses mostly flower, berries and leaf patterns. Julia wrote that it started in the 17th century, in the old Russian village of Khokhloma. It actually reminds me of a traditional Norwegian painting technique called rosemåling, which used flower patterns. 🙂 Stamps used show the old and historic town of Veliky Novgorod and a Russian seal. ❤

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1.) RU-7737097 This art card shows the Red Square in Russia, XX century. Russia is definitely in our travel bucketlist! Would love to take see its historical and natural attractions and the colorful churches. By the way, this is Olga’s first sent postcard! I hope she had a nice welcome to Postcrossing. 😉 Stamp used (I think) features a Russian seal. ❤

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