12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century

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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.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
The postmaster. Siberia.

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.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
A giant sturgeon from the Volga River.

3. The crowded market in Nizhny Novgorod looks today as a platform on which some show was staged.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
The Nizhny Novgorod market.

4. The grandeur of the Solovetsky Monastery and the special atmosphere is not lost even in the picture.

.12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
The Solovetsky Monastery. View from the sea.

5. This place in Moscow hasn’t really changed since then.

sketches of European tourists who visited Russia
Moscow. Kremlin.

6. The forest is depicted so picturesquely that it seems a second and a deer or a bear will appear from the thicket.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
Russian forest.

7. Visited in Russia, foreigners told that in the Russian outback people are very pious and piously follow all religious canons.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
Prayer of people.

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.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
Siberia, deer, sleigh

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.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
The hunter’s struggle with the bears.

10. Mounts dogs solved the problems of transportation not worse than deer.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
A dog sled.

11. Russian merchants (judging by clothes and beard) save the military man.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
Rescue from the icy sea.

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.

12 sketches of European tourists who visited Russia in the mid-19th century
Shepherds chase a herd of bears.

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