The Romany has been called cigano, gitanos, zigenare, zypsies, rom, roma, romani, sinti and tsigani since they came to Europe. Today there are about 10-12 Romany people in Europe.

The Romany has been called cigano, gitanos, zigenare, zypsies, rom, roma, romani, sinti and tsigani since they came to Europe. Today there are about 10-12 Romany people in Europe.

One of Katie's biggest tips for traveling alone in Russia as a woman is to learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet. Learn more solo female travel in Russia tips in this post.

One of Katie's biggest tips for traveling alone in Russia as a woman is to learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet. Learn more solo female travel in Russia tips in this post.

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…

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…

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…

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

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

You'll Be Shocked To Hear What Women In Russia Are Paying Men By The Hour To Do

You'll Be Shocked To Hear What Women In Russia Are Paying Men By The Hour To Do

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