20 Beautiful Color Photos Of Tsarist Russians

Travel back 130 years to when Communism was just a Manifesto.

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The shots were by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, one of the early pioneers of color photography who studied under Dmitri Mendeleev.

These images are via The Library of Congress, who have digitally mastered many of Prokudin-Gorsky's photos.

See many more of the photos at adme.ru.