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The most beautiful panoramas of the pre-revolutionary Russia

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944) was a Russian photographer, chemist, and inventor, who made a significant contribution to the development of photography and cinematography and was a pioneer of color photography in Russia.

In 1909-1916, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled a large part of the Russian Empire, photographing ancient churches, monasteries, factories, towns, villages, and a variety of domestic scenes.

The town of Zubtsova on the Volga River (1910).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 1

Thanks to him, we can see how the Russian Empire looked in color in the last years of its existence. Source: International research project “The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky”.

Rostov Kremlin (1911).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 2

Krasnaya (Red) Cliff at Minyar station (1910).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 3

Kaslinskiye settlements (1909).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 4

Ryazan (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 5

Dagomys (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 6

Sochi (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 7

Vladimir (1911).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 8

Suzdal (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 9

Vitebsk (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 10

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 11

Construction of the dam and gateway near the village of Kuzminskoye (1912).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 12

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