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Old Russia

These photos range in history from the reign of Tsar Alexander II, starting in the mid-1800's through the early 1920's. They are not in strict chronological order but rather arranged to best tell the history of that time period. (They are all in the public domain.)
Tsar Alexander II Imperial champagne glass Tsar Alexander II's study in the Winter Palace An old serf Reading the Emancipation Manifesto
Cossacks celebrate before leaving for service Tsar Alexander III Cossacks on horseback Pogram in Odessa
Victim of a pogrom Aftermath of a pogrom Coronation of Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna Tsar Alexander III with his family Imperial train wreck
Old GUM, Moscow Sleeping Beauty ballet Tchaikovsky with Bob Tsarevich Nicholas engaged to Princess Alix of Hesse Peasant couple
Peasant with pipe and dagger Woodsmen Sick with typhoid Bridge across the Volga in Syzran Rumyantsev Museum (Pashkov House), Moscow
Chekov reading The Seagull to members of the Moscow Art Theatre Tolstoy and Chekhov Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna One of 1,389 people trampled to death Rimsky-Korsokov
Old Monk Near a hospital-church Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tramps in Nizhniy Novgorod Members of Kerzhensky Old Believers monastery
Chekhov and Gorky Open air market Man on a troika Boys working on a street in Moscow Rachmoninov
Shopping in St. Petersburg 1st edition of Chekov's Three Sisters Tsar Nicholas II dressed as Alexis I Grand Duke Michael The entire imperial family
The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg The Lower Depths or Scenes from Russian Life by Maxim Gorky Scientist Ivan Pavlov Russian soldiers stand above a trench of dead Japanese Writer Maxim Gorky prodding singer Feodor Chaliapin
Father Gapon leading unarmed workers... Bloody Sunday massacre Father Gapon hanged Feodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov Youth and beauty
Anna Pavlova as The Dying Swan Lighting up Old Cossack couple Tolstoy and family at Yasnaya Polyana Sheep shearing
Red Square, Moscow Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate Nijinsky Fabergé workshop, St. Petersburg Fabergé Easter eggs
Moscow flooded Medical assistant with a convict Rasputin The Imperial family Cathedral
Over 65 million men go to war, over half never return Troops going to the front Women in the all-female Battalion of Death The tsar among the troops Wounded going to the rear
Prokofiev Lenin Country teacher with her family Tsar and children with Cossacks of the Imperial Guard Mauve Room, Alexander Palace
Credit Lyonnais, St Petersburg Flooding in Moscow Part of The Great Funeral Lenin in disguise Marching in St. Petersburg
Storming the Winter Palace Leon Trotsky The Red Army before being sent into battle Red Guards during the civil war Graduates of the Red Army officer training school, St. Petersburg
Stalin May Day rally in Red Square Bolshevik Peasants getting electricity for the first time Famine
1st  American food shipments arriving