Postcard from Russia

28 10 2010

I love love love postcards from Russia Town and this was pretty wicked because it came esteemed Postcrosser  oixxo who won the video contest back in May. W00t!

Here is her very nicely executed vid:





Postcard from Moscow

11 01 2010

Ever since I joined Postcrossing I’ve really really wanted a postcard from Russia and last week my dreams came true. It shows Lenin’s mausoleum in Red Square and the sender – who wrote in French – says he has only seen it in person once but his mother was made to visit it many times a year. The reminder of the realities of terrible Soviet rule really made me pause for thought.

Amazing stamps as well – and lovely handwriting! I’ve noticed that most Eastern Europeans have beautiful handwriting.