On this matchbox label the Tsimlyanskaya power station is shown. The Tsimlyanskaya HPP, being the only hydroelectric station on the Don River, is at the same time a key part of the Volga-Don waterway. It is located in the Rostov region, not far from the cities of Volgodonsk and Tsimlyansk, which were formed only due to the appearance of a power station. The decision to build the Volga-Don waterway and its member Tsimlyanskaya HPP was approved by a decree of the Soviet government on February 27, 1948. Construction immediately declared “the great construction of communism.” The planned commissioning of the station was scheduled for 1953.
Old matchbox label made in end 50’s, early 60’s. On the label there is the Ukranian Pavilon at the permanent Bahx exhibition in Moscow (VDKN exhibition). This huge exhibition site contains dozens of buildings and there are millions of visitors each year. On the site there are some pavilons that are dedicated to certain regions and cities of the old USSR.
The matchbox label is from late 50’s, early 60’s.
The Kudrinskaya Square Building is a building in Moscow, one of seven Stalinist skyscrapers and is 160m./520ft. tall. The skyscraper was laid down in 1950 and completed in 1954. It was the last of the Seven Sisters to be completed.
Its apartments were originally intended for the political elite of the former USSR; they are currently inhabited by wealthy Russians.
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.
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.
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.
The main entrance of the permanent Bahx exhibition.