When Blood Flowed Like Water

November 1, 1905– A bloodthirsty mob in Odessa comprising some 300 men, set into a rage by rumors of Jews defiling religious icons and murdering Christians, meets a strong resistance armed with bombs and revolvers supplied by Social Democrat allies. … Continue reading

Happy Little Trees

No, this isn’t a Bob Ross.  This seemingly innocuous and modestly named photograph ‘Forest’ is the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), presumably shot in 1910 near the town Kyshtym in modern-day Chelyabinsk Oblast. As a chemist, Prokudin-Gorskii was primarily … Continue reading