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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 Tsar Alexander II's study in the Winter Palace Opium den Reading the Emancipation Manifesto Cossacks celebrate before leaving for service
Tsar Alexander III t9%2f09%2f268309%2f4%2f155552924.pNqk8of8.jpg 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 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 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 Lenin in disguise
Marching in St. Petersburg Storming the Winter Palace The Red Army before being sent into battle Red Guards during the civil war Graduates of the Red Army officer training school, St. Petersburg
Leon Trotsky Stalin Famine 1st  American food shipments arriving The Civil War is over, the Bolsheviks take power