russian middle ages

Archangel Michael, fresco from the Nereditsa Church, 1199


Nereditsa Church had one of the most well-preserved fresco complexes of Medieval Rus period.

The photo was taken in 1930s. During the World War II, Nereditsa Church was  destroyed almost completely. Later, in 1950s, the church itself was restored, but frescoes could not be saved. 

Yesterday morning my Uber driver was so wild I can’t believe I forgot to tell you about him. He was a bald middle aged Russian man who called me a word that means “small and sweet” apparently (sounded like ‘malingka’? I don’t speak Russian so I hope it meant that) and then at one point he started singing Another Brick in the Wall pt.2 to me and asked me if I knew that song, and when he found out I liked classic rock he put Genesis on the radio lmaoo