In The Moments of Rest, 1917. I love this lady, totally not bothered with her big-ass cavalry sabre.
I didn't realize this, but apparently the Petrograd militia was a really important body during the revolution. A lot of Soviet politicians to be were members, along with this artist. (Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin)
One of the early jobs this body had was feeding Petrograd. They sent "flying food supply squads" to keep the people from starving.
@InternetEh do you know the title of that one painting of the revolutionary looking up in awe at the grandiosity of the winter palace? He's in heavy winter clothes and the painting is very red
@InternetEh Hermitage is so fucking big it's impossible to do it in one swallow. I tried and failed more than once.
@InternetEh -extremely "hire a samurai" voice-
I think the world was safer when we had swords and not guns.
A sword is a weapon. A person holding a sword might kill you! But a sword is much easier to see on a person, and must be used from close(ish) range.
If you see a person holding a sword, you *know* not to piss them off. And to run away if you do!
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