Russian Tarot Decks
Tarot cards and oracle decks created in Russia or with a Russian theme.
The Fairy-tale Tarot for Children is a computer collage deck with loud, cheery, childish images based largely on Russian fairy tales. The 78 card deck is unpublished and still in progress.
A luxurious looking tarot based on the iconic art of Russian Orthodox Christianity. The Golden Tarot of the Tsar is one of Lo Scarabeo's metallic decks - the saints and biblical scenes have textured gold backgrounds.
The Holy Tarot of Tot is a 78-card Russian deck with an Egyptian theme. The art is of the stereotypical Ancient Egyptian style, here in saturated colour with black borders. There are no titles on the cards, just numerals, hieroglyphics, and suit symbols like those on playing cards.
Russian published, the Karmic Tarot deck has reasonably life-like looking, prettily illustrated majors and court cards, but plain pips for the minors.
The Magic Slavonic Tarot is a Russian-published tarot deck of 80 cards. It follows the Rider-Waite tradition with elements of Slavic folklore, and the addition of two extra cards (Intuition and Truth). The cards have very large, double borders around the central tarot illustrations.
The Russian-published Magic Tarot has images composed with digital collage, combining classical art with esoteric and magical symbols. The minor arcana are also fully illustrated in a similar individual style.
The Psihology-Magic Professional (PMP) Tarot is an unpublished Russian deck with a total of 68 cards. There are three types of 22 major arcana cards (associated with magical influence, the psyche, and practical experience) and two cards representing male and female energies.
The Rocambole Tarot is an 89-card deck of images of Toltec magic art. It was published in Russia in 2003 and the cards have titles in a geometric Russian font only.
The Romanov's Dynasty Tarot is an unpublished computer collage deck of 78 cards. The images are based largely on Russian historical art, surrounded by ornate borders, and inset with tiny copies of Marseilles cards.
These unusual Russian Gypsy Fortunetelling cards are like a puzzle. Each card has four quarter-images, which match up with the other cards to make a huge picture. The Russian lacquer box art used for the cards is gorgeous.
The Russian Lubok Tarot has 78 cards with illustrations of traditional Russian woodcuts from the 17th and 18th centuries. Each woodcut relates a different folk story, and has been selected to match the tarot card meaning and offer advice on everyday life and business.
The sumptuous Russian-style art of the majors and courts is detailed and lifelike, though the minors are unfortunately repetitive pip cards. All titles and text on the Russian Tarot appear in Russian, there is no English at all, but the tarot symbols are clear.
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.
Taro Slavynik Icons is an in-progress collage-style deck designed by Aleksey Kluev and executed by Vladimir Strannikov. The images are based largely on icon characters from Russian art.
The Tarot Astar is a new, Russian-published deck of erotic images. It has 78 cards - most of them quite explicit - with photo-collage art of tanned women and muscled men.
The Tarot of Fortune has 78 cards, which are titled in Russian and numbered from 0 to 77. The imagery is sensual and arty with an 80s feel, illustrated in pastel drawings on a white background.
The Tarot Paracelsus is an 86-card tarot deck published in Russia. The cards have illustrated scenes on both major and minor arcana, set in a Russian medieval fantasy setting.
Tarot-93 is a light Russian 78-card deck in watercolours, published to accompany the book, "An ABC of the Tarot", by E. Kolesov. The major arcana cards are marked with Hebrew letters and titled in Russian, while minors are just numbered.
The Vedicheskoe Tarot is a Russian-published deck of 78 cards. Its illustrations are line-drawings filled in with bright, saturated colours. Titled in Russian.
The Vladimir Strannikov Tarot is a self-titled 95-card tarot deck, with 22 major arcana and 73 minor arcana cards. The cards have very detailed, lifelike scenes set in medieval, Renaissance and 17th century historical settings.