Blog 2 – Tsar Nicholas II

Tsar Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia, ruling from 1894 to 1917 when he was abdicated. During his reign, Russia transformed from being one of the world’s great powers to a country of economic and military turmoil. Nicholas II was nicknamed Nicholas the Bloody, due to his numerous military defeats and deaths of … Continue reading Blog 2 – Tsar Nicholas II

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Blog 1 – Murmansk Railroad

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. On the Handcar Outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk Railway, 1915. Digital color rendering. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsc-03951 (15) http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/prk2000000428/ Photographer Prokudin-Gorskii and others ride in a handcar on the Murmansk Railroad. The Ministry of Transport facilitated Prokudin-Gorskii's trips; Prokudin-Gorskii's last trip with the ministry was to the Murmansk Railroad. The Murmansk … Continue reading Blog 1 – Murmansk Railroad