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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Well, this finally came down to less than the cost of a Subway sub, so I picked it up. I was pretty quickly able to determine that this is an engraving of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, commissioned in 1812 Russia and not actually completed till the 1880s. Sadly, it was demolished by Stalin in 1931 to build a memorial to him (reason for demolition given as uneeded luxury and reference to presumed non-existent God-- go figure, as a monument to Stalin who thought of himself as a god is so ironic here).
    As another note. Adolf Hitler wanted German Churches to adopt Nazism and modify themselves to its ways. Thankfully, most of them refused.

    The Church was rebuilt again in the 1990s as an replica. I'm wondering if this was from when the Church was consecrated in 1882, something made when it was threatened (and subsequently demolished), or made to have it rebuilt? By all means, the engraving and frame appear old, but as it's European I'm not sure on this one. The card was on the back of it.

    Who wants to translate for me? I don't have a Cyrillic keyboard.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Oh yes you do !!!
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Vetraio. Sadly, I couldn't get the site to translate it, but running the best-guess (styled letters not all capitalised like on board) typed-out Cyrillic on Google translate came back with this from the white card itself:
      "A copy from the engraving of the Yuuhivs in the unknown ancestor is raised by the hood."
      Google's revised idea of my butchered attempt is:
      "a copy of the engraving of the unknown artist was made by the artist"
      That's if I leave out the very last word, which otherwise leaves the revised as:
      "a copy from the grave yuhiv of an unknown artist is made by a master of yew."
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      What looks like the signature appears as Mihalena when translated.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Well done you. The second version looks like best one. I know you’ve learnt a lot by doing this. Congratulations !!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Mikhalenya ???
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I found nothing under that name for an artist, and only one modern artist under the name I found. The card agrees the artist is unknown. I just wish it said a year!
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Ah Kevin, you are brilliant!!!

      Well, none the less, keep it up here and maybe someone will see it that can tell you if you keyed in something or how it was mistranslated to you. It's a nice piece!
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Thanks to Kevin, I got curious and found the site below. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you will find your answer. You'll have to click on it but I bet someone can help you there!
    9. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Then they'll want me to learn Cyrillic. Yo hablo el ingles y el espanol. No quiero aprender ruso! ;P

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