31 Stunning Photos Of Imperial Russia In Color

One of the largest empires of the world was the mighty Russian Empire that thrived from 1720 until 1917. It stretched across three continents, encompassed diverse lands and people, and crushed Napoleon when he was reckless enough to attempt to conquer it. The October Revolution of 1917 would put an end to imperial Russia but two photographers, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and Piotr Vedenisov, managed to capture life before the revolution, and they did it in full color.

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31 Stunning Photos Of Imperial Russia In Color
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For more of Russia in color, check out this video montage that features Gorsky and Vedenisov's handiwork:

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