Russia increased agricultural regions and labor sources. Slavery existed up too the 18th century. Trading connections opened with Asian neighbors. Russia became a multicultural state. The Muslim population wasn't forced to assimilate to Russian culture.
An Art Nouveau Antique Russian Floral Pendant made in Moscow between 1908 and 1917. 56 zolotniks polished rose gold (14K - 583), over 2 carats of Russian demantoid garnets from the Ural Mountains with typical "horsetail" inclusions.
URAL OWL....a medium-sized nocturnal owl of found in Europe and northern Asia....20-24 inches long and 1-3 pounds in weight....wingspan of 43-53 inches....occupies open woodland....nests in hollow tree trunks....feeds on rodents and medium-sized birds such as jays
Alexandrite was originally discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1830 and named after the boy Czar, Alexander ll. The old Russian Imperial Colors were red and green and so Alexandrite was only mined for the royalty at that time. The stones found in Russia until 1850 or 1860 (before the mines played out) were considered the best in color and quality in the world until the 1990's
Seven rock formations in Russia called Man-Pupu-Nyor (little mountain of the gods). The seven pillars range from 30 to 42 meters tall. The remote location of the pillars makes tourism difficult, but you can get there by helicopter or snowmobile if you are determined.
Haunting Russian statue discovered to be 11,000-years-old
The Shigir Idol is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world, made during the Mesolithic period, around 7,500 BCE. It is displayed in the "Historic Exhibition" Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The radiocarbon dating carried out confirmed by the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Science of Russia in Moscow, gives an age of 9,500 years. It is the most ancient known wooden sculpture in the world.