Category: Week 1 Posts

Pinkhus Karlinskii and 66 years of service

  Pinkhus Karlinskii, pictured above, was the supervisor of the Cheringov floodgate on the Mariinsk Canal system in the northern part of Russia. The photograph was taken by Sergei Prokudin-Gorski, a Russian photographer of the early twentieth century. Prokudin-Gorski photographed Karlinskii during his tour of the famous canal system, and noted that he was eighty-four […]

Old Church, New Century

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. General View of the [Nikolaevskii] Cathedral from Southwest, 1911. Digital color rendering. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsc-04438 (53) In the small town of Mozhaisk, west of Moscow, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas towers over … Continue reading

The Industrial Evolution of late Imperial Russia

This picture was taken by photographer Prokudin-Gorskii. He captured the inside of a industrial factory that had large electrical generators. In the late Imperial Russia, the industrial development was rather slow and never made an extreme amount of progress. The growth in the industrial area of Imperial Russia never made the same amount of progress that […]

Meaning behind Saint Basil’s Cathedral

This photo is the original architecture of Saint basil’s cathedral. It is a church located in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.  It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible. It was the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.  History: St. Basil’s was built to commemorate […]

Increased trade and transportation via the Volga-Baltic Waterway (Blog Post #1)

This is an image of a man standing on a small wooden dock along the Mariinskii Canal system.  Construction of the canal system began in the early 1700’s and has undergone several modifications and expansions since then.1  The canal system, later renamed the Volga-Baltic Waterway, connected the northern part of European Russia and the Volga […]

Rivers in the Russian Empire

In the early 20th century, rivers were a widely used method of transportation throughout the Russian Empire. This picture was taken along the Volga-Baltic waterway which became a popular route for resources to travel from the capital of St. Petersburg to the Volga River Basin in northwestern Russia. This portion of the Russian empire was,…

Rightfully Wronged: A Story of an Assassination

Alexander II was a remarkably different leader than what the Russia had ever seen before. He served as Emperor of Russia from March 1855 until his death in 1881. His time in office came during the climax of the Crimean War, a time where the country was in desperate need of exceptional guidance. He was seen as … Continue reading Rightfully Wronged: A Story of an Assassination