It's really hard to fathom, but a woman in Russia gave birth to 69 children in the 1700s. She holds the record for the largest number of children born to one mother. The Unnamed wife of Feodor Vassilyev gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765. 67 of them survived infancy. CRAZY!

It's really hard to fathom, but a woman in Russia gave birth to 69 children in the 1700s. She holds the record for the largest number of children born to one mother. The Unnamed wife of Feodor Vassilyev gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765. 67 of them survived infancy. CRAZY!

Ryazan, Russia - styles of clothing when women in Russia were Indigenous, the horned kitchko used to be made from animal and stag horns denoting the grandmothers rank as chief, today they are made of cloth as folk clothing and wedding clothing, all magic and power gone

Ryazan, Russia - styles of clothing when women in Russia were Indigenous, the horned kitchko used to be made from animal and stag horns denoting the grandmothers rank as chief, today they are made of cloth as folk clothing and wedding clothing, all magic and power gone

Catherine the Great. The longest standing female ruler in Russia, pushed the Russian Empire into its position as one of the strongest powers in Europe. "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." -Catherine the Great

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Catherine the Great. The longest standing female ruler in Russia, pushed the Russian Empire into its position as one of the strongest powers in Europe. "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." -Catherine the Great

Tallest women in Russia Very tall Ekaterina Lisina 6’8 (…

Tallest women in Russia Very tall Ekaterina Lisina 6’8 (…

The Romany has been called cigano, gitanos, zigenare, zypsies, rom, roma, romani, sinti and tsigani since they came to Europe. Today there are about 10-12 Romany people in Europe.

The Romany has been called cigano, gitanos, zigenare, zypsies, rom, roma, romani, sinti and tsigani since they came to Europe. Today there are about 10-12 Romany people in Europe.

Burlaks (persons who hauled barges and other vessels upstream) appeared in Russia at the end of sixteenth century and beginning of the seventeenth century. With the expansion of freight-hauling, the number of burlaks increased.  The main areas of the burlaks' trade in the Russian Empire were the Volga river, from Moscow to Astrakhan, the White Sea route (Belomor’e), from Moscow to Arkhangelsk, and the Dnieper river, in Ukraine.

Burlaks (persons who hauled barges and other vessels upstream) appeared in Russia at the end of sixteenth century and beginning of the seventeenth century. With the expansion of freight-hauling, the number of burlaks increased. The main areas of the burlaks' trade in the Russian Empire were the Volga river, from Moscow to Astrakhan, the White Sea route (Belomor’e), from Moscow to Arkhangelsk, and the Dnieper river, in Ukraine.

One of Katie's biggest tips for traveling alone in Russia as a woman is to learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet. Learn more solo female travel in Russia tips in this post.

Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Russia as a Woman

One of Katie's biggest tips for traveling alone in Russia as a woman is to learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet. Learn more solo female travel in Russia tips in this post.

길가다 만난 러시아 여군! 러시아 흔한 여군? Beautiful soldiers marching for women in Russia

길가다 만난 러시아 여군! 러시아 흔한 여군? Beautiful soldiers marching for women in Russia

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