An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats.  Source: The Jewels of the Romanovs, by Stefano Papi.

An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats. Source: The Jewels of the Romanovs, by Stefano Papi.

The Sarafan, a garment that has become a symbol of Russia despite only being a couple hundred years old and most likely having its roots as a traditional Finnic costume. Can be worn unbelted or with a sash.

The Sarafan, a garment that has become a symbol of Russia despite only being a couple hundred years old and most likely having its roots as a traditional Finnic costume. Can be worn unbelted or with a sash.

A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s when Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet Union — what later became k...

How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s when Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet Union — what later became k...

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia.  It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

Alexander Nevski Church

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

Russian Monday: "Blini" - Vanilla Crepes with Berries at Cooking Melangery

Russian Monday: "Blini" - Vanilla Crepes with Berries at Cooking Melangery

A very Chekhovian, typical Russian outdoor tea drinking scene. Similar to our middle class family at a country home. Found in a biographical book by Mickael Bulgatav.

A very Chekhovian, typical Russian outdoor tea drinking scene. Similar to our middle class family at a country home. Found in a biographical book by Mickael Bulgatav.

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