Tag Archives: Russia

Christmas in Russia, 1869

Christmas History 42.  The following quote is from the Morning Post, 28th December 1869, and is written by the paper’s correspondent in St Petersburg: Thanks to their persistent preference of the Old Style, the Russians have yet 12 days to … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Struck Gold

Quick Quotes 24.  The following quote is from Recollections of Tartar Steppes and their Inhabitants, by Lucy Atkinson, published in 1863: Since our arrival here, there has been a number of balls and parties: we were just in time for … Continue reading

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A Rude Awakening

Snippets 185.  One of the most brave and remarkable explorers in British history was the relatively little-known Lucy Atkinson (nee Finley).  During the late 1830s and early 1840s she worked as a governess in St Petersburg, where she met her … Continue reading

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A Sneaky Assistant

Snippets 165. One of the most brave and remarkable explorers in British history was the relatively little-known Lucy Atkinson (nee Finley).  During the late 1830s and early 1840s she worked as a governess in St Petersburg, where she met her … Continue reading

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Runaway Sledge! (Christmas History 9)

English travel writer Thomas Witlam Atkinson wrote about his Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor, published in 1860.  The book chronicled a visit to a region of Siberia that had recently been incorporated into Russia, having … Continue reading

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