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Famous violinists - 6

Jascha Heifetz

He was born 1901 on the geographical area of Vilnius (nowadays). Jascha is considered to be the only violinist that can reach the final note of the Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 196 more words

Famous Violinists

Prohibition - Russian Empire

On July 30, 1914, the Russian government ordered the mobilization of its army. Some days later a temporary vodka Prohibition went into effect. Army officers, especially those of the highest rank, where under obligation to carry out all measures which will diminish the use of alcoholic drinks in military units under their charge. 294 more words


Umbals, near Tiflis


part of “MONEY R C (LT COL) COLLECTION” (photographs) Made by: Money, Robert Cotton (Photographer)

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Umbals, near Tiflis.

Imperial Russia in colour: peasants and elites | Dance's Historical Miscellany

In the early 1900s, Russian photographer Sergei Produkin-Gorskii decided to take a photographic survey of the Russian Empire and its neighbouring countries. It was an absurdly ambitious scheme whic… 18 more words

20th Century

Russian and Ottoman Involvement in the Balkans

The Balkans has always had a turbulent history. It has had conflicts of religion, conquerors that have invaded its lands, and empires that have controlled its people. 3,452 more words

Middle East

Crumbling Sololaki

One of the first modern districts sketched out and built outside historical walls of Tiflis in the 19th century, during the rule of Russian Empire, retains its charm 200 years on. 29 more words

Tiflis Sololaki of the 1800's

One of the earliest photographs of outskirts of Tiflis (late 1800’s / early 1900’s ?), most probably shot by famous photographer Ermakov. The photo depicts road from Sololaki district to Kodjori village, which used to serve as a Summer residence for exhausted nobleman in hot Summer days of Tiflis.