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Old Believers in prayer in 1897. When the Bolsheviks swept into power, many Old Believer communities fled to Siberia to escape religious persecution

Dmitriev received numerous awards in Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and New York for his pioneering work

Children share a bowl of food in Bolshoi Murashkin in the early 1900s

Russia's first car, seen here in 1897, had rubber tyres on wooden wheels, and had a top speed of 13mph

Tramps in 1897 in Nizhniy Novgorod, now Russia's fifth largest city

Oznobishin, a merchant caught on camera by Dmitriev, who observed society at all levels

People gather at a marketplace in 1897. Dmitriev travelled the length of the Volga river to take his photographs

Among Dmitriev's subjects , who fought for the White army against the Bolshevik reds during the Russian Civil War of 1917-23; right, military commissioner Orlov in 1928

Among Dmitriev's subjects was General Voitsekhovsky (left), who fought for the White army against the Bolshevik reds during the Russian Civil War of 1917-23;

Woodsmen from late 19th century Russia, as photographed by Maxim P Dmitriev, one of the founders of the photojournalism genre

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Soooo pretty! Afternoon dress, circa 1903

Russian artists in discussion (c1890) Photographer: Andrey Denier, St Petersburg, Russia

Lenin’s wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, in the 1890s.

Homestead Steelworkers: German, Irish, Swedish, Scottish, Welsh, American boys, and later Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian (circa 1890)

Antique Russian turquoise and moonstone stylised spray brooch, Moscow c.1890

Russian military around the 1890, 1900 time period

1890's ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN PAINTED TEA LITHO TIN BOX CONTAINER

OVCHINNIKOFF Original Enamel Silver Gold-Plated Cigarette Case. This original antique cigarette case was made by the famous Russian silversmith Pavel Ovchinnikoff. The exterior of this silver case features a striking multi-colored hand-made enamel basket design. The interior is plated in yellow gold.

A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL VODKA JUG WITH 6 VODKA CUPS EN SUITE MARK OF GUSTAV KLINGERT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890http://www.christies.com/

Russian royalty during their travels in Egypt, seated in the front row are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Nicholas II, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, and Prince Esper Ukhtomsky, 1890.

A LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH The oval plaque with cabochon emerald centre, flanked to either side by single old-cut diamond collets and further ruby cabochon points, raised on a dimpled ground, to the polished bevelled border, circa 1890, Russian marks for gold, St Petersburg, 3.8cm wide Maker's mark EK

A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIGARETTE CASE

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Called Russian Fringes, this graduated way of mounting gemstones was extremely fashionable in Europe at the end of the XIX Century and the turn of the twentieth