In the west, Russians are often stereotyped as being dour and pessimistic, but I disagree. Anyone who can sunbathe during springtime in Siberia or wash using snow and still have a smile on their face is a true optimist.
December 5, 2014 | Categories: History, Human History, Images of History, Life under siege, Military History, Modern Warfare, Nightmares of World War II, Photography, Pursuit of Happiness, Russian Empire, Soviet Union, The Drama Of It All, Weird, World War Two | Tags: 1943., 20th Century Russia, Military, Russia, Russian History, Russian soliders, Russians, Snow, Soviet, Soviet Russia, Soviet tank crewmen, Soviet Union, Tank Crew, War, Warfare, World War II, World War two, World warr 2, WW2, wwii | Leave a comment
Taken by color photography pioneer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. He had an interest in documenting early 20th Century Russia through photography, but also enjoyed photographing others as well.
(For more of his fantastic work, take a look at the Wikimedia Commons page about him.)
October 31, 2014 | Categories: History, Human History, Images of History, Photography, Russian Empire, The Drama Of It All | Tags: 20th Century, 20th Century Russia, color photography, early 20th Century Russia, Flow Map of Napoleon's Russian Campaign, Historical, History, human history, Photography, Russia, Russian, Russian Empire, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Society, Soviet Union, Trans-Siberian Railroad, Weird, World History | Leave a comment