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Background imageRussians Collection: Battle of Zorndorf

Battle of Zorndorf
BATTLE OF ZORNDORF Friedrich der Grosse leads his soldiers at the Battle of Zorndorf, defeating the Russians though he loses 11, 000 men in the process

Background imageRussians Collection: Turkey - Kars - 10th century Armenian Church and Kars Canal

Turkey - Kars - 10th century Armenian Church and Kars Canal
The 10th century Armenian Church of the Holy Apostles and Minaret at Kars, Turkey viewed fom the Castle/Citadel Mount. Originally an Armenian capital

Background imageRussians Collection: Kars, Turkey - View toward the fortress

Kars, Turkey - View toward the fortress
View toward the fortress at Kars, Turkey. Originally an Armenian capital. Became part of the Ottoman Empire (captured in 1534), then surrendered in 1828 to the Russian General Count Ivan Paskevich

Background imageRussians Collection: Russian Refugee Camp at Mudros, Greece

Russian Refugee Camp at Mudros, Greece (Island of Lemnos), housing Russians driven out by the Bolsheviks following the 1917 revolution

Background imageRussians Collection: Battle of Maciejowice

Battle of Maciejowice
The Russians and Prussians defeat the leader of the insurrection, Kosciuszko, and his forces at the battle of Maciejowice

Background imageRussians Collection: Wwi / Russians / Caucasus

Wwi / Russians / Caucasus
Russians skirmish with Turkish forces in the Caucasus mountains

Background imageRussians Collection: Peter Wysocki

Peter Wysocki
PETER WYSOCKI Polish patriot, fought the Russians, captured and exiled to Sibera in 1831 until he was pardoned by the Tsar. Date: 1799 - 1875

Background imageRussians Collection: Napoleon at Battle of Eylau

Napoleon at Battle of Eylau
Battle of Eylau - Napoleon defeats the Prussians and Russians

Background imageRussians Collection: Moscow. Tsars Palace in the Kremlin, 1805. Engraving

Moscow. Tsars Palace in the Kremlin, 1805. Engraving

Background imageRussians Collection: Russians Visit Oxford

Russians Visit Oxford
Crowd control police on motorbikes during a visit of Soviet leaders to Oxford, England. Date: April 1956

Background imageRussians Collection: Russians take tea

Russians take tea
A russian family scene - the group (mostly women), seated around a table on benches, listen to a man playing an accordion as they take tea from a large samovar

Background imageRussians Collection: November Insurrection

November Insurrection
Polish cadets and civilians take the Belvedere Palace, Warsaw, from the occupying Russians - a fine victory, though the insurrection was suppressed by the Russians

Background imageRussians Collection: Service for Servicemen

Service for Servicemen
Despite the revolution, Russians are not yet atheists : in Moscows Red Square a church service is held for those still fighting on the German front

Background imageRussians Collection: DEAD RUSSIANS

DEAD RUSSIANS
Dead Soviet troops in a trench. Date: 1942-43

Background imageRussians Collection: Eastern front, World War Two, Russia soldiers

Eastern front, World War Two, Russia soldiers
Eastern front, December 1941, World War Two. Russian troops in white; the corpses of German soldiers lie in the foreground partially covered in snow. Date: 1941

Background imageRussians Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Ciutadans, adheriu-vos

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Ciutadans, adheriu-vos a l'homenatge a la URSS en el seu XX aniversari (Citizens, join the hommage to the USSR in its 10th anniversary). Poster (1937)

Background imageRussians Collection: Cholera in St. Petersburg, Russian, a procession of priests going to the Spassky Church to pray

Cholera in St. Petersburg, Russian, a procession of priests going to the Spassky Church to pray for the cessation of the plague. Date: September 1892

Background imageRussians Collection: RUSSIA MOSCOW

RUSSIA MOSCOW
Russians queuing at Lenin's mausoleum in Red Square to pay their respects to his corpse on the first anniversary of his death. Date: 1925

Background imageRussians Collection: POLISH INSURRECTION 1794

POLISH INSURRECTION 1794
KOSCIUSKO'S OATH An incident of the Polish Insurrection: Kosciusko vows to drive the Russians, Prussians and Austrians out of Poland or die trying. Date: 1794

Background imageRussians Collection: DEATH OF GENL. KICKI

DEATH OF GENL. KICKI
Polish general Louis Kicki (born 1770) dies on the battlefield of Ostrolenka where the Poles defeat the Russians Date: 1831

Background imageRussians Collection: SWEDEN BOMBED BY USSR

SWEDEN BOMBED BY USSR
Gravestones in the Swedish village of Pajala, which was bombed by the Russians. Soviet radio denied the bombings, but Soviet planes and bombs were clearly seen. Date: 1940

Background imageRussians Collection: WW1/1915/RUSSIAN GAMBLE

WW1/1915/RUSSIAN GAMBLE
The Russians gamble - and lose ! (Death rakes in the fallen..) Date: 1915

Background imageRussians Collection: Snowballs! How to settle the Eastern Question. It is suggested that the conflict in

Snowballs! How to settle the Eastern Question. It is suggested that the conflict in the Crimea between the Russians and the British, French and Ottoman Empire be settled by a huge snowball fight

Background imageRussians Collection: Russians wearing gas-masks in precaution of a chemical warfare attack

Russians wearing gas-masks in precaution of a chemical warfare attack, various scenes as people go about their daily work. Date: 1932

Background imageRussians Collection: WW1 - war in Galician - Russian troops bivouacking

WW1 - war in Galician - Russian troops bivouacking
The Fighting for the Carpathian passes - Russian infantry bivouacking in a forest at sunrise

Background imageRussians Collection: Napier lorry being tested by Russians for WWI

Napier lorry being tested by Russians for WWI
Napier lorry being tested by Russians for First World War (WWI), several 100 were shipped to Russia. Date: circa 1914

Background imageRussians Collection: Daughters of Leonid Krassin at the Venice Lido

Daughters of Leonid Krassin at the Venice Lido
Ludmila (in bathing wrap), Luba (with hat) and Katia Krassin, daughters of Leonid Krassin, the Bolshevik leader seen on the beach at the Venice Lido. In the background is the Excelsior hotel

Background imageRussians Collection: Russo-German Negotiations at Brest-Litovsk 1918

Russo-German Negotiations at Brest-Litovsk 1918
Double page from The Illustrated London News, 12th January 1918, with photographs of the Bolshevist minister in London Maxim Litvinoff, Lenin

Background imageRussians Collection: At the battle of MALO- JAROSLAWETZ, the French defeat the Russians Date

At the battle of MALO- JAROSLAWETZ, the French defeat the Russians Date: 24 October 1812

Background imageRussians Collection: EMPRESS AND HEADS

EMPRESS AND HEADS
The dowager empress Tz u-Hsi shows the emperor Kuang-Hsu the heads of mandarins suspected of sympathising with the Russians, whereas she supported the Boxer Rising Date: 1904

Background imageRussians Collection: RUSSIANS PLUNDER BRANDY

RUSSIANS PLUNDER BRANDY
Thirsty Russians plunder a brandy shop in Kiev and drink as much of its stock as they can. Date: 1881

Background imageRussians Collection: RUSSIAN AFTERNOON TEA

RUSSIAN AFTERNOON TEA
Russians are served tea from a samovar on the table. Date: 1889

Background imageRussians Collection: POLISH KOSSINIERI

POLISH KOSSINIERI
Members of a patriotic secret society, the KOSSINIERI (literally, the scythers) swear to fight for the freedom of Poland against the hated Russians who rule them Date: 1 May 1821

Background imageRussians Collection: FINN / RUSS BAYONET MELEE

FINN / RUSS BAYONET MELEE
Finland : a bayonet melee between Finns and Russians in the snow - both sides in white uniforms, which must make it difficult to distinguish friend from foe ! Date: January 1940

Background imageRussians Collection: Russian Finns, hand to hand

Russian Finns, hand to hand
Finland : a fierce hand-to- hand combat between Finns and Russians in the snow : the Soviet troops locate their enemy by the fires they light against the extreme cold Date: December 1939

Background imageRussians Collection: RUS-JAP WAR / JAP DOGS

RUS-JAP WAR / JAP DOGS
The Japanese use dogs to seek out concealed Russians Date: summer 1904

Background imageRussians Collection: RUSSIANS ENTER PARIS 1814

RUSSIANS ENTER PARIS 1814
The allies enter Paris - the Russian contingent : Cossacks with their plunder Date: 1814

Background imageRussians Collection: BATTLE OF EYLAU

BATTLE OF EYLAU
At the battle of EYLAU, the French under Napoleon defeat the Russians under Bennigsen Date: 7-8 February 1807

Background imageRussians Collection: A diamond tiara belonging to the Romanov dynasty

A diamond tiara belonging to the Romanov dynasty
Diamond tiara, once belonging to the Empress Marie Fedorovna. Part of a sale of Russian state jewels sold at auction at Christie Manson and Woods auction house in 1927. 1927

Background imageRussians Collection: German caricature of Russian soldiers, WW1

German caricature of Russian soldiers, WW1
German caricature of Russian soldiers in 1914 at the beginning of the First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageRussians Collection: WW1 - U-Boats attack, Varna in Bulgaria, 27th October 1915

WW1 - U-Boats attack, Varna in Bulgaria, 27th October 1915
WW1 - The drawing is from a German paper showing German submarines and Bulgarian war-ships going out against the Russians

Background imageRussians Collection: Ballet Symphonie. Fantastique

Ballet Symphonie. Fantastique
Ballet Symphonie Fantastique, music by Hector Berlioz and choreography by Leonide Massine (1936). Sketch for the scene in the ballroom, by Christian B鲡 rd

Background imageRussians Collection: Anna Pavlova and. Vaslav Nijinsky

Anna Pavlova and. Vaslav Nijinsky
Ballets Russes. Anna Pavlova and Vaslav Nijinsky (1909)

Background imageRussians Collection: Uniformed General von Hindenburg

Uniformed General von Hindenburg
Hindenburg defeated the Russians at Tannenburg and was then made a Field Marshal and Supreme Commander of the German Forces. WW1 Date: 5999

Background imageRussians Collection: The snuff-box of the Romanovs

The snuff-box of the Romanovs
Green jasper snuff-box set studded with diamonds, which had belonged to the Russian royal family. Part of a sale of Russian state jewels sold at auction at Christie Manson

Background imageRussians Collection: Colonel de Basil & dancers arrives in England on Normandie

Colonel de Basil & dancers arrives in England on Normandie
Colonel (Wassily) de Basil, Russian ballet impresario, pictured on board the ocean liner, Normandie, with dancers in his company including, from left, David Lichine, Irina Baronova, Colonel de Basil

Background imageRussians Collection: Bracelet. 2nd c. BC. Gold and turquoises. From the

Bracelet. 2nd c. BC. Gold and turquoises. From the Sarmatian tribes. Scythian Art. Jewelry. RUSSIA. SAINT PETERSBURG. Saint Petersburg. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageRussians Collection: Sphere cover - Cessation of fighting on Russian Front, WW1

Sphere cover - Cessation of fighting on Russian Front, WW1
Front cover of The Sphere with illustration by Fortunino Matania showing the cessation of fighting on the Russian Front with Bolshevik leaders Trotsky



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