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Playlist

01. alto giove
02. moonlight sonata
03. für elise
04. libiamo ne'lieti calici
05. swan lake ballet
Andrei Ryabushkin - Russian women in the XVII century in the church

Andrei Ryabushkin - Russian women in the XVII century in the church

Tsesarevna Elizabeth Petrovna, the future Empress of Russia

Tsesarevna Elizabeth Petrovna, the future Empress of Russia


Friday. A day I will remember forever, during which I suffred much!At 1 in the morning dear Alix began having pains that would not let her sleep. All day she lay in bed in great torment, poor thing. I could not watch her calmly. At about 2 in the morning dear Mamma arrived from Gatchina. The three of us – she, Ella and I – were with Alix constantly. At exactly 9 o´clock a baby’s cry was heard and we all breathed a sigh of relief! With a prayer we named the daughter sent to us by God ‘Olga’! When all anxiety was over, and the terrors has ceased there was simply a blessed feeling at what had come to pass! Thank God, Alix came through the birth well, and felt quite alert in the evening. I ate at night with Mama, and when I went to bed, I fell asleep at once! 

Friday. A day I will remember forever, during which I suffred much!At 1 in the morning dear Alix began having pains that would not let her sleep. All day she lay in bed in great torment, poor thing. I could not watch her calmly. At about 2 in the morning dear Mamma arrived from Gatchina. The three of us – she, Ella and I – were with Alix constantly. At exactly 9 o´clock a baby’s cry was heard and we all breathed a sigh of relief! With a prayer we named the daughter sent to us by God ‘Olga’! When all anxiety was over, and the terrors has ceased there was simply a blessed feeling at what had come to pass! Thank God, Alix came through the birth well, and felt quite alert in the evening. I ate at night with Mama, and when I went to bed, I fell asleep at once! 

(Source: olga-nikolayevna)

oldroze:

astronauts: 

Yuri Gagarin 

Valentina Tereshkova 

Vladimir Komarov 

Alexei Leonov

jacquemard:

viktor-sbor:

"Наполеон в присутстви маршалов отрекается от престола в Фонтенбло 4 апреля 1814 года" Франсуа БУШО

First time I see it in color
Napoleon in the presence of marshals abdicates the throne

jacquemard:

viktor-sbor:

"Наполеон в присутстви маршалов отрекается от престола в Фонтенбло 4 апреля 1814 года"
Франсуа БУШО

First time I see it in color

Napoleon in the presence of marshals abdicates the throne
tzarevitch:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in Egypt
1923

tzarevitch:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in Egypt

1923

books0977:

Amsterdamsch orphan girl, circa 1850. Orpheline d’Amsterdam. Valentine Bing and Jan Braet von Uberfeldt. Buffa & Fils, François. Colored lithography on paper. Traditional costumes in the Netherlands, Dutch Open Air Museum.
Braet von Uberfeldt (1807-1894) was a Dutch educator, illustrator, lithographer and painter who lived and worked in Amsterdam together with Valentine Bing.

books0977:

Amsterdamsch orphan girl, circa 1850. Orpheline d’Amsterdam. Valentine Bing and Jan Braet von Uberfeldt. Buffa & Fils, François. Colored lithography on paper. Traditional costumes in the Netherlands, Dutch Open Air Museum.

Braet von Uberfeldt (1807-1894) was a Dutch educator, illustrator, lithographer and painter who lived and worked in Amsterdam together with Valentine Bing.

vfreie:

Woman in French Garde du Corps uniform, around 1787
Source

vfreie:

Woman in French Garde du Corps uniform, around 1787

Source

picturesque-russia:

Сергей Дмитриевич Милорадович (1851–1943). У исповедника. 1915

picturesque-russia:

Сергей Дмитриевич Милорадович (1851–1943). У исповедника. 1915

picturesque-russia:

Шарлемань Адольф Иосифович (1826 — 1901). Эскиз Большого государственного герба Российской империи, утвержденный Александром III 24 июля 1882 года. Бумага, акварель, гуашь, золото.

picturesque-russia:

Шарлемань Адольф Иосифович (1826 — 1901). Эскиз Большого государственного герба Российской империи, утвержденный Александром III 24 июля 1882 года. Бумага, акварель, гуашь, золото.


A Soviet tanker during World War II

A Soviet tanker during World War II

(Source: enigmaland)

michaelmoonsbookshop:

Shakespeare Leather bound volumes 1752


A vampire killing kit, continental, c. 1900 or later, 
Comprising a rosewood, ivory and silver gun in the form of a crucifix engraved I.H.S., a silver gun-powder flask, a glass vial, an ebonized wood and silver stake, an ivory ramrod, shells and two silver bullets in a green-felt-lined stained oak box.
the box: height 1 3/8 in.; width 3 1/2 in.; 7 1/4 in.; 3.5 cm; 9 cm; 18.5 cm

A vampire killing kit, continental, c. 1900 or later, 

Comprising a rosewood, ivory and silver gun in the form of a crucifix engraved I.H.S., a silver gun-powder flask, a glass vial, an ebonized wood and silver stake, an ivory ramrod, shells and two silver bullets in a green-felt-lined stained oak box.

the box: height 1 3/8 in.; width 3 1/2 in.; 7 1/4 in.; 3.5 cm; 9 cm; 18.5 cm

(Source: blastedheath)

You will not grasp her with your mind
Or cover with a common label,
For Russia is one of a kind –
Believe in her, if you are able…

Fyodor Tyutchev (translated by Anatoly Liberman)

picturesque-russia:

В. Е. Маковский в мастерской за работой. Фотограф К. К. Булла. Санкт-Петербург, 1911 г. / В. Е. Маковский. Портрет императрицы Марии Федоровны.