Tsesarevich in Uralsk

1891. “Niva” magazine illustration – part of the feature on Kazakh celebration that was organized in Uralsk in the summer of 1891 in order to mark the visit of the heir of the Russian Empire. Future tsar Nicolas II was traveling around the world and was also visiting governorates and distant regions of his own empire. These were the times when Kazakh steppe was under Russian protectorate, so the news about Tsesarevich’s visit was causing quite a merriment in cities and villages. There were so many people wishing to come and look at him that Uralsk authorities had to restrict this flow, allowing 100 wagons per uyezd only. The temporary village was set up in the steppe; in the middle of it, white guest yurt with luxurious interior was settled.

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