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Set of 5 matchbox labels with images of statues of famous Russians. The labels are from end 50’s, early 60’s.
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Matchbox label from Soviet Russia from late 50’s, early 60’s. The top of the label says:”On The Day Of Birth” right beneath that the name of the architect: Auguste de Montferrand”
The bottom of the label says:”Saint Isaac’s Cathedral”.
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is a cathedral that currently functions as a museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. It was originally built as a cathedral but was turned into a museum by the Soviet government in 1931 and has remained a museum ever since. The church on St Isaac’s Square was ordered by Tsar Alexander I in 1818 and took 40 years to build.
In 2017, the Governor of Saint Petersburg offered to transfer the cathedral back to the Russian Orthodox Church, but this was not accomplished due to the protests of St. Petersburg citizens opposing the offer.
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Matchbox label from Soviet Russia end 1950’s/early 60’s.
Shown is the Spasskaya Tower, translated as ‘Saviour Tower’, is the main tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin which overlooks Red Square. The tower was commissioned to be built by Ivan III, or Ivan the Great, and the grandfather of Ivan the Terrible.
The Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. According to a number of historical accounts, the clock on the Spasskaya Tower appeared between 1491 and 1585. It is usually referred to as the Kremlin chimes and designates official Moscow Time.
The tower gate was once the main entrance into the Kremlin. In tsarist times, anyone passing through the gates had to remove their headgear, crossing thenselves and dismount their horses. This practice was revived in 2010, but ceremonially.
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This label shows the main entrance of the Bahx Exhibition. The label is from late 50’s/early 60’s. The top of the label says:”Bahx” and below:”Main Entrance”.
This is a permanent exhibition in Russia about the achievements of national economy established in 1935 and started as an agricultural exhibition.
Now the exhibition holds 2,375,000 square meters (bigger than Monaco) with subjects such as: engineering, space, atomic energy, education, radio electronics and culture and has around 11 million visitors each year. It contains more than 400 buildings.