Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX – Early XX Centuries

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Sakhalin is the largest island of Russia in the Pacific Ocean. Its population in 2019 amounted to 489 thousand people. Mainly it is represented by ethnic Russians, and also by a small Korean community and indigenous people – Ainus, Oroks and Nivkhs.

Before the middle of the XIX century, Sakhalin had been mainly under Chinese control, however by the end of the century the island was divided between the Russian Empire and Japan. At the same time Sakhalin turned into a place for exiles and hard labor camps.

After WWII, following the Japanese defeat, the entire island became the territory of the Soviet Union (just like the Kuril islands). Most of the Ainus moved to Hokkaido.

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries
Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries
Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries
Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX - Early XX Centuries

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3 thoughts on “Rare Photos of Daily Life in Sakhalin In the Late XIX – Early XX Centuries”

  1. There is no way to sugar-coat it…..life on that island was hard. Even in 2020 there are the modern conveniences of city life but the winter is bitter cold for many months. You can even visit various fast food places for burgers, pizza and fried chicken…..there’s also a ubiquitous Subway sandwich shop.

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