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Eight Free Early Soviet Films

Eight Free Early Soviet Films

Open Culture has a round-up of eight free and complete films by Dziga Vertov, including Man With A Movie Camera (1929) and the first Soviet animated feature, Soviet Toys (1924). (Thanks, Earl!)

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The Graves of Russian Mafiya BossesDenis Tarasov has photographed the elaborate graves of Russian and Ukrainian organized crime bossesView Post

The Graves of Russian Mafiya Bosses

Denis Tarasov has photographed the elaborate graves of Russian and Ukrainian organized crime bosses

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"The Cameraman’s Revenge"A 1912 silent short film of infidelity and insects by Władysław Starewicz. (via @NitrateDiva)View Post

"The Cameraman’s Revenge"

A 1912 silent short film of infidelity and insects by Władysław Starewicz. (via @NitrateDiva)

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gerrygreek:

Propaganda posters of the Soviet space program, circa 1958-1963

Powerful cold war propaganda or Nostalgic images of a begone era?

Probably both.

Never the the less, it is such a a shame we don’t feel this level of excitement about space exploration. Nowadays it’s all about the latest mobile phone handset, the latest game console..

All posters are from the Collection of the Memorial Museum of Сosmonautics in Moscow.

At the Gutter: Vampires, War and Some Good, Old 24-style Torturing

Science Fiction Editor James has mixed feelings about Jasper Kent’s Twelve:

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia was a gruesome historical tragedy; or, a colossal act of hubris that cost the lives of 400 000 soldiers. Sounds like the perfect milieu for a vampire feeding frenzy! Jasper Kent’s Twelve is an odd mix of historical novel, horror, and, of all things, a somewhat too close examination of torture.

Painting: “Napoleon On His Retreat” by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier

At The Gutter: Same Tools, Different Project

Reading Michael Swanwick’s Dancing With Bears, Science Fiction Editor James wonders:

With killer robots, underground societies, international con artists (one a man, one a genetically engineered dog), and a very dangerous far future Moscow, what could possibly go wrong?

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(Image via Wikipedia)