In the mid-19-century group of Europeans, which today would be called tourists arrived in Russia. To document the impressions of the trip, they made sketches, preserved to our days. Today it is difficult to tell whether these drawings were some exaggeration, or at that time living in Russia was just such.
12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia
1. The sketch of the scene, occurring in a distant Siberian post office. In the cap, probably, the chief of Mail, and on the right-a peasant with a fishing rod. Most likely, he cannot read, and the news is reported to him, judging by the reaction of a woman, very unpleasant.
2. In the Volga River at the time was really a lot of big fish. Since the fish are brought into the house directly from the boat, most likely at home at that time the fishermen built directly on the water.
3. The crowded market in Nizhny Novgorod looks today as a platform on which some show was staged.
4. The grandeur of the Solovetsky Monastery and the special atmosphere is not lost even in the picture.
5. This place in Moscow hasn’t really changed since then.
6. The forest is depicted so picturesquely that it seems a second and a deer or a bear will appear from the thicket.
7. Visited in Russia, foreigners told that in the Russian outback people are very pious and piously follow all religious canons.
8. Deer and sleigh in winter in Russia were the main means of transportation. To measure the distances used special striped poles, which called Verstovymi.
9. A hunter with a knife goes on a bear. The rifle is lying on the ground. It remains only to assume — or rifle fails to fire, or the hunter thought that the knife is more reliable.
10. Mounts dogs solved the problems of transportation not worse than deer.
11. Russian merchants (judging by clothes and beard) save the military man.
12. The drawing of the European who has visited Russia in the middle of the 19th century later published the book of memories of the travel.