It all started with bread

Female protesters in Petrograd (now St Petersburg) on 8 March 1917. Photograph: Fototeca Storica Nazionale/Getty Images Don’t mess with women’s bread.  From the beginning, the Tsar was warned that war would not be good for the republic. The state was fragile since the 1905 revolution. But Tsar had something to prove, he wanted the other…

Altar of Virgin Mary

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Miraculous Icon of Mother of God-Odigitria in the Mother of God Church, 1912. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer whose claim to fame was his work with color sensitization and three-color photography that led to him photographing Leo Tolstoy in 1908. His vision for his work was to document the Russian Empire systematically…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton