An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats. Source: The Jewels of the Romanovs, by Stefano Papi.

An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats. Source: The Jewels of the Romanovs, by Stefano Papi.

Is it a Deli? From Delicatesse Shop. Or a Daily? These new #AzbukaVkusa mini markets pop up all over the city. They are somewhat similar to American delis in terms of the concept and what products they carry.  Hard to tell if they wanted this similarity on purpose or its another typical Russian Fuck-Up (lost in translation)...

Is it a Deli? From Delicatesse Shop. Or a Daily? These new #AzbukaVkusa mini markets pop up all over the city. They are somewhat similar to American delis in terms of the concept and what products they carry. Hard to tell if they wanted this similarity on purpose or its another typical Russian Fuck-Up (lost in translation)...

The Sarafan, a garment that has become a symbol of Russia despite only being a couple hundred years old and most likely having its roots as a traditional Finnic costume. Can be worn unbelted or with a sash.

The Sarafan, a garment that has become a symbol of Russia despite only being a couple hundred years old and most likely having its roots as a traditional Finnic costume. Can be worn unbelted or with a sash.

Russian Monday: "Blini" - Vanilla Crepes with Berries at Cooking Melangery

Russian Monday: "Blini" - Vanilla Crepes with Berries at Cooking Melangery

TOP TYPICAL RUSSIAN FOOD – Your special Russian dinner at the Gum - Meeting Benches

TOP TYPICAL RUSSIAN FOOD – Your special Russian dinner at the Gum - Meeting Benches

Dinner tends to be a big, social affair for the whole family, also for Russian people. Russian dinner is eaten around 7 or 8 p.m. at the earliest in Russia. Restaurants serve dinner quite late and will likely be surprised at 5 p.m. guests. A typical Russian dinner consists of one or more salads, which ...

Dinner tends to be a big, social affair for the whole family, also for Russian people. Russian dinner is eaten around 7 or 8 p.m. at the earliest in Russia. Restaurants serve dinner quite late and will likely be surprised at 5 p.m. guests. A typical Russian dinner consists of one or more salads, which ...

A very Chekhovian, typical Russian outdoor tea drinking scene. Similar to our middle class family at a country home. Found in a biographical book by Mickael Bulgatav.

A very Chekhovian, typical Russian outdoor tea drinking scene. Similar to our middle class family at a country home. Found in a biographical book by Mickael Bulgatav.

Rare  soviet rubber toy - typical Russian outfit - made in USSR - Soviet Toy - Polka Dots

Rare soviet rubber toy - typical Russian outfit - made in USSR - Soviet Toy - Polka Dots

Rare soviet rubber toy - typical Russian outfit - made in USSR - Soviet Toy - Polka Dots

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia.  It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

Alexander Nevski Church

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

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