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Costume of a Russian medieval princess. Fashion of the 13th century. Modern replica. #Russia #medieval #history

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Russian Girl w/ Kokoshnik: A traditional piece of female headware dating back to the 17th century. It is most closely tied to matrimony; married women were forbidden to show their hair in public, w/ the Kokoshnik it could be plaited and tucked under, out of view. Banned by Peter the great for the social elite, it was brought back by Catherine the Great, & has remained a patriotic symbol since, & is often seen at weddings. Character

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Infographic: “Weddings Around The World” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
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this baby is wearing traditional Russian clothing, meant for women to emphasize their inner dignity and emotional restraint.

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kokoshnik from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905), a Russian noblewoman who endeavored to preserve traditional Russian textiles

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Moscow, Russia. Russian culture is so different than anything I've experienced. If I was billionaire, I'd definitely stop in Moscow.

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The Church of the Transfiguration of Our Saviour, Russia~This 32-domed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714, is a most popular destination for religious travelers. Located on the island of Kizhi (which has 83 wooden structures dating back to the 16th century ~ and all built without nails) which is now one of the largest open air museums in Russia. In 1991 the whole area of Kizhi was added to the World Cultural inheritance of the UNESCO.

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Life in Rural Russia, but it could be any Slavic country really, couldn't it?
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On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

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