1 Photos of Peasant Life in Russian Empire

Photos of Peasant Life in Russian Empire

Posted on September 4, 2018 by tim

1918, after the Revolution. The man with the rifle might be confiscating food

A village near Moscow

A village house near the end of 19th century

A church holiday, when you commemorate people who have died of causes other than natural causes, celebrated seven days after Easter.


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One Response to “Photos of Peasant Life in Russian Empire”

  1. Muzzlehatch says:

    In photo #12 the gunman, probably a Chekist, seems to be carrying an M1917 Enfield rifle, the American version of the British Enfield P14, chambered in 30-06 and the main rifle used by the US Expeditionary Forces in Europe, due to a shortage of Springfield rifles.
    With the exception of the architecture, the “peasants” could have been American farmers up to the Second World War, since many farms did not have electricity, running water or sewers, and used mules instead of tractors.

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