I’m suffering from a bit of writer’s block when it comes to the blog. The deluge of Russia-related nonsense elsewhere continues, but there’s so much of it that it’s hard to know where to start in tackling it, and it gets a little boring pointing out again and again what’s wrong with this stuff. Besides which, other people are doing so. It would be nice to find something really good to comment on, but where is it to be found? Or perhaps there’s a whole new angle to consider, but it’s hard to think what it might be.
So, in lieu of a larger post, and as it’s the first day of the month, here’s the next poster in my Soviet calendar. ‘Death to World Imperialism’ it says. No doubt some readers will sympathize.
September’s calendar picture is much delayed due to my travels. But here at last it is.
I managed to scan the calendar picture for August before I headed off on my travels. So here it is – a poster in praise of physical exercise.
Happy Canada Day to you all! Today’s 150th anniversary celebrations in our nation’s capital are a washout, as we enjoy our third day of continuous heavy rain.
This month’s calendar poster is for the 3rd International Friendly Youth Games in Moscow in 1957.
Last year, Rosatom announced that it intended to build a nuclear engine capable of driving a spaceship to Mars in a month and a half. It hopes to have a prototype ready by 2025. This would be just in time for the centenary of the 1926 Soviet film ‘Journey to Mars’, the poster for which is the picture for June in my Soviet poster calendar. The artists are Nikolai Prusakov and Grigory Borisov.
This month’s calendar picture is, like January’s, a Sternberg brothers’ poster for the 1929 film Man with a movie camera.
It is now 1 April, and here in Ottawa, Winter is making a determined last ditch stand against Spring, blanketing us last night with yet another layer of snow. But its days are numbered. Or so we hope.
Meanwhile, this month’s picture from my Soviet poster calendar shows a 1929 poster by Vladimir and Georgii Sternberg for Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’. Georgii died in a motorcycle accident in 1933. Vladimir lived till 1982.