Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician who also wrote plays and short stories. By the time he died, he was considered second only to Tolstoy when it came to famous Russian writers. He once said: "Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress.
President of the French Republic, Raymond Poincare on a state visit to Russia; In the picture he is being received by the Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna in Krasnoye Selo - 1914
Russian Cossacks, World War One Cossack, Argun Regiment, Trans-Baikal Host “ Cossacks were expected to provide their own uniforms; and this man shows the regulation dress for the Steppe Hosts, distinguished by the yellow trouser stripe of the.