The Colour Printing Plant (USSR, Russian Federation) started to print these playing cards in 1973 and finished to print them in the early 1980s. The plant itself was closed in 2004.
The deck designed by Viktor Mihajlovich Sveshnikov. Playing cards are based on the theme of opera scenes (sometimes they are named Theatre Playing Cards).
The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers.
Dimension of playing cards: 58×90 mm – 2.28×3.54 [standard bridge size: 2.25×3.5 in – 57×89 mm]
Russian indices: Ace – Туз | Jack – Валет | Queen – Дама | King – Король.
All pictures are clickable
Different variations of The King of Hearts
Variations of Jokers
Hungarian reprint of jokers (but not of the deck)
This blog thanks World Web Playing Card Museum from the bottom of its soft heart for initial pictures of these playing cards and some information about them.