A Soviet soldier is awarded the medal “For Defense of Leningrad”. The medal was a Soviet campaign medal established on 22 December 1942 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to recognize the valor and effort of the Soviet and civilian military defenders of Leningrad during the 872 day siege of the city by the German armed forces between 8 September 1941 and 27 January 1944. Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia, Soviet Union. June 1944. Image taken by Boris Kudoyarov.
Workers at a hotel in Leningrad, 1920’s. Photo by the studio of Viktor Bulla.
Modernist building in Leningrad, photo circa 1932.
Soviet woman somewhere between Vyborg and Leningrad.
Ленинградский Дом моделей. 1968–1970 гг. Фото: ТАСС/П.Федотов.
The Leningrad Fashion House. 1968-1970. Photo: TASS news agency / P.Fedotov.
What did I do this time.
Winter palace / Зимний дворец - architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli sculptor Johann Franz Dunker, Saint Petersburg, Russia (by ahvalj)
Honestly for Halloween I’ll probably just be a vampire or something.
I’d go as Ivan Tsarevich but it’s not like anyone would recognize me.
I really wouldn’t look good in a dress, you know? I’m very thin and I know I don’t look it but I’m— not. Hairless, you know.
Neither am I. I’m gonna do it, and I’m three times the size of you.
I don’t understand why you want me to be Snegurochka in the first place. Don’t you know any girls who’d be wiling to play the part? I’m sure you do.
severnayastolitsa replied to your post:Could you imagine an alternate universe where I’m…That would be surreal.
Oh I dunno, I think I’d be a hot blond.
I could be a model.
You would look weird. I just. I can’t imagine you as a blond. Being a redhead…accentuates your..err…
[a few vague hand gestures]
Your. Facial features?
[ grins and elbows him ]
Awh, Alexei. You tryin’a say I’m looking handsome?
[a very very small grin in return]
I suppose, yes. It’s a purely aesthetic attraction- that is, to say, I am not coming onto you in any way.
But I think I’m just very used to you being ginger. It would be strange to think of you otherwise.