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Sep/20

17

The Final Years of the Russian Empire

Carl Oswald Bulla or Karl Karlovich Bulla (1855-1929), a portraitist and master of documentary photography, was the owner of a photo studio in St. Petersburg. He became known as “the father of Russian photo reporting.”

In 1886, he received from the Ministry of Internal Affairs “permission to carry out all kinds of photographic work outside his home, such as: on the streets, apartments and in the vicinity of St. Petersburg.” In 1897, Karl Bulla’s photographs began to be published in the popular magazine “Niva”. Since that time, his name became known throughout the Russian Empire.

In total, his legacy is about 230 thousand photographs of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Tsarskoselsky (Vitebsky) railway station in St. Petersburg.

The Final Years of the Russian Empire, Karl Bulla, photo 1

unique photos of the Russian Empire

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If you are planning on going for a holiday to Russia, there is some good news around. Russia, after some strict lockdowns and precautions, is ready to reopen the country for travelling. But, the only downside is the fact that they are currently reopening domestic travel only. So, if you live outside Russia, you likely won’t have the permit to travel back for some time.

That said, pack your travel jewelry box with you and book the next flight in.

We are going to help you with all the rest of the details that you possibly need to know regarding the same.

Moscow, Russia

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Sep/20

13

The Panorama of Moscow in 1847

Jacques Reyne Isidore Acarie-Baron (1798-1874) was a French painter and scientific illustrator and here is one of his works – The Panorama of Moscow from the Ivan the Great Bell Tower dedicated to the Emperor of Russia and created in 1847.

This bell tower with a total height of 81 m is the tallest building of the Moscow Kremlin.

The Panorama of Moscow, Russia in 1847, picture 1

unique views of Moscow

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Sep/20

7

Beautiful Lakes You Must Visit In Russia

From beautiful architectural structures to mesmerizing mountains and lakes, Russia has so much to offer. The country has a magical charm that attracts visitors from all across the world. If you are planning to visit Russia on your next holiday, then you are in the right place.

Russia is dominated by stunning lakes. Visiting Russia is incomplete if you miss visiting the most popular lakes in the country. In this post, we will discuss some of the most beautiful lakes that must be in your Russia bucket list. If you are thinking to carry the best CBD vape juice and enjoy it while visiting Russia, then you better drop this idea. That’s because it is completely illegal out there. If that’s what you are planning for then you better choose any other country to visit.

Lake in Russia
Photo by: Sergey Gorbachev.

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Staraya Russa, first mentioned in 1167, is a town of about 28 thousand people located in Novgorod Oblast in the northwest of European Russia, about 96 km south of Veliky Novgorod.

This is one of the oldest Russian towns with a large number of preserved architectural monuments of different eras. Staraya Russa on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

Staraya Russa, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque provincial town

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The Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque “Heart of Chechnya” located in the center of Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic, is one of the largest mosques in Russia and Europe. The construction of the mosque lasted from April 2006 to October 2008.

The mosque stands on the picturesque bank of the Sunzha River, in the middle of a huge park (14 hectares) and is part of the Islamic complex, which, in addition to the mosque, includes the Russian Islamic University named after Kunta-haji Kishiev and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Chechen Republic. Photos by: Alexander Popov.

Mosque Heart of Chechnya in Grozny, Russia, photo 1

amazing mosque

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Aug/20

18

Is Bingo Popular in Russia?

The game of bingo has increased in popularity around the world since it first took off in the US and the UK and, it now has fans in several other countries. A country where it is perhaps surprisingly popular is in Russia, with many land-based venues available through the Bingo Boom brand.

One of the main reasons why the game is so popular is because many other forms of gambling in the country are banned.

Bingo in Russia

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American students study Russian art because they have a fascination with the country and its culture. They are also having fun because it’s something that they like to learn, and they want to soak up with much information. International studies is an excellent and exciting field that they can conquer after college, and their studies about Russia can be a stepping stone.

Learning Russian Art in American colleges in general is something students should pay a little more attention to. Some of the world’s greatest writers, composers, and painters, among others, come from this country and made their unique contribution to the world of art. Thus, learning about their works is as important, as learning about other exceptional works of art that had been made throughout the history.

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Russian art in the US

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The Rybachy Peninsula is the northernmost part of continental European Russia located in Murmansk Oblast and washed by the Barents Sea. The coastal waters are rich in fish (herring, cod, capelin, etc.), hence its name meaning “Fishing Peninsula”.

Despite its northern location, it is the warmest place in the entire Russian north. Off the coast of the peninsula, the sea doesn’t freeze all year round thanks to the warm North Cape Current. The Rybachy Peninsula on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Korolev.

Rybachy Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, photo 1

amazing landscapes

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Moscow Oblast (unofficially – Podmoskovye) is inextricably linked with the capital of Russia, despite its separate administrative status. In terms of population, it surpasses all other subjects of the Russian Federation, second only to Moscow.

This is a region not only with huge economic potential, but also a wonderful place with a rich thousand-year history, attracting travelers from all over Russia and abroad. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

The pseudo-Gothic St. Nicholas Cathedral. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century on the place where the Mozhaisk Kremlin once stood.

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attractions of the Moscow region

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