Pavel Bazhov

Pavel

While I’m posting postcards from Russia: Pavel Bazhov (1879-1950) was a Russian writer best known for his collection of fairy tales, The Malachite Casket, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the book was published in English. Bazhov was also the author of books on the Russian Revolution, in which he was an active and much decorated participant.

Nara via Volgograd

Nara Russia

This image of the Great Bell of Nara came to me via Volgograd, Russia, with thanks to Mineeva Olga. I have more than 20 postcards of the Great Bell now, but this one is already a favorite. On the back, it says simply, “POST CRAD.”