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Fish Factory in Astrakhan (1908)

Alternate Title: Zavod rybnykh konservov v Astrakhani

I’m not quite certain whether to label this as a “Russian” or “French” movie. It was made by… 306 more words

Reviews

Beautiful Color Photos Across Russia From The Days of Tsar Nicholas II

Boston.com (Archive) — With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. 147 more words

Culture

Pictures of a vanished world

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorky was a Russian pioneer in color photography who flourished in the early decades of the 20th century.  He received permission from Czar Nicholas II to document the Russian Empire, traveling in a special darkroom mounted on a railroad car. 151 more words

History

On this day: Russia's Lithuanian press ban was lifted

Illegal and legal versions of the same prayer book.

Imposed by the Russian Empire, Lithuanian language publication in Lithuania was banned for some forty years, and finally lifted on the 24th of April, 1904. 37 more words

History

Chapel Prepared for Reburial of Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich at Military Cemetery in Moscow

Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich, commander of the Russian forces in the early years of World War I

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Aleksandr Kibovsky, Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow, reported that the work on the Transfiguration of Our Lord chapel in the Fraternal Military Cemetery in Moscow is almost complete, so the reburial of Grand Prince… 228 more words

Russian

'Maria' by Alexandra Mázers

I am very pleased to host Alex’s second guest blog post ‘Maria’, which is a fascinating account of her Great Grandmother Maria and the story of how she saved Alex’s father’s life during the family’s displacement from Latvia during the Second World War.   2,690 more words