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Russian Tarot of St Petersburg

The cards of the Russian Tarot of St Petersburg have large black borders and the images are small and dark, as they are a series of miniature paintings of Russian people and fairy tales. Despite being a Russian deck, all text is in English.

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Created by Yuri Shakov, Cynthia Giles
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1992


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Card Images from the Russian Tarot of St Petersburg


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Russian Tarot of St Petersburg review by Cricket

This deck is unusual in a few ways. First, it was started by Yury Shakov - he finished number of the cards, along with the preliminary sketches for the rest - but the remainder were finished by an unknown Russian artist at his death. There really isn't much difference in their styles, the continuity of the deck is amazing. Each card is rendered in sharp detail. This includes a border in gold on the face, mirrored on the back. Both the major and minor arcana are done in full detail, and this in one of the first decks I have personally run into printed on a black background. It puts a whole new cast on the deck, gives it a new feel, has a different effect on the spirit.

Lastly, even though this deck was not geared toward beginners (or those rediscovering the art) it is t...
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Name: Russian Tarot of St Petersburg
Creators: Yuri Shakov, Cynthia Giles
Publisher: US Games 1992
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Coins, Swords, Clubs
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.72 in. = 7.00cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Black with suit images.


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