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Today Izborsk (also known as Old Izborsk) is a village located in Pechorsky district of Pskovskaya oblast. But the settlement of Izborsk is also one of the most ancient Russian towns mentioned together with Smolensk and Polotsk towns.

Izborsk is located about 30 km to the west of Pskov city. Main attraction of the place is a fortress constructed in the 14th century. The photos were captured by John Sinterson (all the pictures are clickable).

Izborsk town, Russia ancient fortress view

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The following video presents a small number of color photos captured by Russian photographer Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky in the beginning of 20th century. Unique photos give us the opportunity to see the life of Russian Empire in color just before its end.

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In the year of 1837 Russian entrepreneur A.N.Demidov sponsored the Russian trip of an artist from France A.Durand. Here is the fourth and the final part of the pictures made by the artist during his travel (all the pictures are clickable). FirstSecond, Third parts of the pictures.

Russia, the year of 1837 view

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In the year of 1837 Russian entrepreneur A.N.Demidov sponsored the Russian trip of an artist from France A.Durand. Here is the third part of the pictures made by the artist during his travel (all the pictures are clickable). FirstSecond, Fourth parts of the pictures.

Russia, the year of 1837 view

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The views of Russia of the year of 1837 (part 2)

In 1837 Russian entrepreneur A.N.Demidov sponsored the Russian trip of an artist from France A.Durand. Here is the second part of the pictures made by the artist during his travel (all the pictures are clickable). Firstthird, fourth parts of the pictures.

Russia, year 1837 view

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The views of Russia of the year of 1837

In 1837 Russian entrepreneur A.N.Demidov sponsored the Russian trip of an artist from France A.Durand. Here is the first part of pictures made by the artist during his travel (all the pictures are clickable). Secondthird, fourth parts of the pictures.

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The following photos were captured in the museum of peasants’ life and wooden architecture located in Suzdal city, Vladimir oblast, Russia. The pictures were taken by Padunskiy (all the photos are clickable).

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Pskov city ancient kremlin photos

The kremlin (fortress) of Pskov city is one of the largest and oldest in Russia (photos by maximus101, clickable).

Pskov city, Russia kremlin view

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Kaliningrad oblast was the part of German province East Prussia before the World War II. The province was partitioned between the USSR and Poland after the World War II.

Kaliningrad oblast architecture remains

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The color photos of people and landscapes of the Russian Empire captured in the beginning of the 20th century.

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