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I would like to share with you the following interesting set of historic photos.

These photographs made by Detroit Photographic Company are showing the visit of the warships of the Russian Empire to the U.S. to take part in naval maneuvers in 1892.

The armored frigate “Admiral Nakhimov”

The Russian Empire warships in 1893, photo 1

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It is known that Nicholas II was a great family man, a caring husband and father. He didn’t like social events and was spending most of the time with his wife and children.

The whole family enjoyed photography: Nicholas II himself and all his children took a lot of pictures. We present you a collection of photographs from the family archives of the family of the last Russian emperor.

Last Emperor of Russia Family Life photo 1

Greek Prince Nicholas and Russian Emperor Nicholas II (on the top) are fooling around

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The population of the Russian Empire for a period of two centuries of its existence was multinational. In 1917, the country had more than 100 nations, not counting the small ethnic groups.

The Slavic peoples (Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Poles, Bulgarians and others) accounted for about 75% of the population. In 1913, the total population of the country was about 174 million people; 24.5 million lived in the cities.

Festive and casual clothes in the Russian Empire photo 1

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The second part of the beautiful color photos of the Russian Empire captured by Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky in the beginning of the 20th century.
First part of the photos.

Prokudin-Gorsky, the Russian Empire photo 49

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Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky – Russian photographer, chemist, inventor, publisher, educator, and social activist. He made a significant contribution to the development of photography and cinematography. He was also a pioneer of color photography in Russia.

Prokudin-Gorsky captured in color photographs the Russian Empire of his day; its culture, history, and modernization.

Prokudin-Gorsky, the Russian Empire photo 20

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Oct/11

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Original photos of the Russian Empire

Interesting set of original black&white and color photographs of the cities and towns of the Russian Empire taken in 1890-1912.

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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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May/10

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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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