21 Vintage Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 1900s and 1910s

Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd (1914–1924) and later Leningrad (1924–1991), is the second-largest city in Russia. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, with a population of roughly 5.4 million residents. Saint Petersburg is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the mostContinue reading “21 Vintage Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 1900s and 1910s”

35 Vintage Photos of Moscow during the 1930s

Eirik Sundvor (1902 – 1992) was a Norwegian journalist of Avisa Nidaros from 1924 to 1940, and 1945 to 1957. Sundvor fled to England where he was the editor of the Norwegian Tidend in London with his wife during the war. He was responsible for the release of the first free Norwegian newspaper in FinnmarkContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of Moscow during the 1930s”

40 Gorgeous Portraits of 19th Century Russian Women in Traditional Costumes

These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements –Continue reading “40 Gorgeous Portraits of 19th Century Russian Women in Traditional Costumes”