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4 Moscow of 1900-1914 by Sergei Chelnokov

Moscow of 1900-1914 by Sergei Chelnokov

Posted on March 11, 2015 by tim


Today we have some previously unpublished vintage photos of Moscow from around 1900 – 1914. The photographs are all by one man – Mr. Sergei Chesnokov. He was not a professional but rather a hobbyist – concentrating on everyday life of the city. In 1917, after the October revolution, he had to emigrate abroad and then lived in Denmark. Over 1,500 photos were left behind by him, so today lets take a look at a few of them:

The Red Square was in the photo above.

A view from the Kremlin.

Another view from the Kremlin wall.

The Kremlin also.

A guard inside the Kremlin.

Prisoners walk under guard through the city.

Laying down rails for the trams.

The theater is on fire and lots of people are just standing and watching.

Still watching a fire.

One more shot of the same event.

And now another event – a flood.

People float through the city.

Lots of water.

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4 Responses to “Moscow of 1900-1914 by Sergei Chelnokov”

  1. Rob Normann says:

    Great selection of valuable old pictures. I always enjoy watching pictures from Russia, old or new.

  2. Jon Skelley says:

    Keep these coming! Many of us have great interest in how people lived in the past and how they live today. You do a very, very good job of presenting a variety of subjects.

  3. Dingo8mybaby says:

    Russia is great. The only problem is that it’s full of Russians.

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