Back in 1904 young painter Boris Smirnov was sent by prisoner transport to Siberia; and his path went along the Great Siberian Tract. On his way he was making sketches of settlers and locals of this distant region, as well as of their way of life and Siberian landscape and eventually lining up a whole series of drawings and water-colour paintings.
Porch above the Irtysh in Omsk.
Some girl in a Mordovian suit.
Civil servant of Irkutsk regional court.
Witchdoctor from the Siberian village of Novoabdulino.