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My Mother Escaped Russia With Rags on her Feet

Sandra Sallin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Sallin

She left with her family In the middle of the winter of 1917 and walked across frozen rivers, frozen lakes, across Poland and Germany to Holland. Throughout her life, she told me that the meal of bread and milk she was given in Holland, was the most delicious meal she had ever eaten

'Nostalgia': The Color Photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 01.01.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneer of photography in Russia and a pioneer of color photography. He was given the task of capturing the old Russia in images, on behalf of Czar Nicolas II in 1909.