Here is a little bit about classical Russian art. Ilya Repin is a well-known Russian artist. His paintings are highly valued all over the world and cost a lot. I want to present you here two of his works and then a creative compilation of both in one painting. This is his famous painting "Burlaks on Volga". Who are Burlaks and what are they doing on Volga? As there was a slavery in United States there was
another type of slavery in Russia till the middle of 19th century, but it was called "Castle law". What does it mean? It means that people could not move away from a castle or from the landlord. All the peasants that lived in the territory of the landlord simply belonged to him, though they lived in their own houses, had their private money and could marry by their own choice.