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Ryazan, Russia - styles of clothing when women in Russia were Indigenous, the horned kitchko used to be made from animal and stag horns denoting the grandmothers rank as chief, today they are made of cloth as folk clothing and wedding clothing, all magic and power gone
Kokoshniks were, predominately, worn by married women. Unmarried girls sometimes wore them too, but more often unmarried girls wore beautifully decorated and embroidered hats. Every women in Russia wanted to be beautiful. :-) Peasant women, for example, used candy wrappers and foil to decorate their Kokoshniks.The technique was so brilliant that nobody was able to tell what this Kokoshniks were decorated with. :-) One of the most beautiful examples of Kokoshnik decorated with foil and candy…
Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism and one of the most intelligent women of her time. She left Russia in 1917 not to be executed. The Bolsheviks planned her assassination for the poems she wrote against them in France where she lived with her husband. They failed as she died earlier. || "Slaves, liars, murderers, thieves or fakers - I hate you all. But you, my Jude, you, all traitors, I hate most of all" | Image: Gippius, ca 1910. She is 40 years old in this…
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Catherine the Great. The longest standing female ruler in Russia, pushed the Russian Empire into its position as one of the strongest powers in Europe. "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." -Catherine the Great
Ukrainian woman with temple rings of Kievan Rus. Ancient jewellry of Ukrainian women. Kievan Rus / Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian traditions, Ukrainian style, Ukrainian roots, Ukrainian beauty / Украшения украинских женщин времен Киевской Руси
Burlaks (persons who hauled barges and other vessels upstream) appeared in Russia at the end of sixteenth century and beginning of the seventeenth century. With the expansion of freight-hauling, the number of burlaks increased. The main areas of the burlaks' trade in the Russian Empire were the Volga river, from Moscow to Astrakhan, the White Sea route (Belomor’e), from Moscow to Arkhangelsk, and the Dnieper river, in Ukraine.
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