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Tsesarevich in Uralsk

Tsesarevich in Uralsk

Future tsar Nicolas II was traveling around the world and was also visiting governorates and distant regions of his own empire.

Felting

Felting

Photographer Alexander Ionov captured the very moment when steppe women were rolling ornamented felt with a reed mat.

Aral Sea

Aral Sea

The picture is a blatant proof of the fact that the Aral Sea once was navigable, and Kazakhstan had all chances to become a sea-power.