The intersection of German and Gorky streets. On the left is the hotel Russia, on the right is the hotel Europe

Russian city of Saratov on pre-revolutionary postcards of the XIX century. Even in the pre-revolutionary years, local photographers tried to capture the image of Saratov. In October 1864,…

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Icon of the Introduction to the Church of the Most Holy Theotokos on the wrapper of Russian chocolate

  Icons on the wrappers. The history of many favorite Soviet sweets dates back to tsarist Russia. Many candy recipes were invented in the 19th century and were…

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Photographer Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Photographer Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky 19th century photos It is known that, being a pupil of the 1st Cadet Corps, Mikhail Prokudin-Gorsky at the age of 17 left this…

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Olovyanishnikov Bell Foundry

The Olovyanishnikovs foundry dynasty The Olovyanishnikovs began their family with monastic peasants. That is, from the same serfs, only without a chance to be redeemed free. So even…

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Diamond Fund

History The collection began to be created in the 18th century under Peter I, who decided: the treasury values should be kept in a special room and under…

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The culture and art of Rostov Veliky

Even a look at this far from complete list of the historical figures and events associated with Rostov shows how great a part this town played in the…

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