Friday, December 29, 2006

Russian New Year Postcard

This is a 1962 Russian New Year card with a space-related subject. Russian New Year postcards continued to be popular long after the U.S. and other countries stopped producing them, and most of the Russian postcards are very attractive and well-designed. The Russian greeting is "С Новым Годом" (S novim godom) which is literally translated as "with New Year."

There are several good websites featuring Russian New Year postcards.

For New Year's 2007, the National Library of Russia has a display of 1957 postcards. Also at the National Library of Russia is an exhibit of Early New Year's and Christmas postcards, a page of Santa postcards from the 1950s to 1980s, and an exhibit "New Year's Postcards by Elisabeth Bem" from the turn-of-the-20th-century. has many varieties of Russian New Year postcards including 60 cards in an aerospace related collection.

Many more Russian New Year postcards can be viewed and also sent as e-cards at the Soviet Posters website.

The image gallery for 12/28/06 at Novosti, Russian News & Information Agency also has some Russian New Year postcards (page URL:

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    The 1962 New Year card is space-themed because Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly into space just a year before, in 1961. Space exploration was on everyone's mind. You can view our large collection of Russian and Ukrainian postcards of the Soviet era here: . We are adding more postcards as we scan them, so come back regularly and enjoy!

    Vancouver, Canada


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