Kiev, One Century Ago

It’s remarkable how much—and how little—a city can change in a century. Sputnik & Pogrom published a photo essay earlier this week with some lovely old black-and-white of photos of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, visiting Kiev with his family. The occasion of the visit was the opening of a monument to his grandfather, Alexander II, the so-called “tsar-liberator” who was assassinated after enacting reforms in the Russian Empire.

You can see all the photos by clicking here and I am also posting a few of my favorites.

The tsar, tsaritsa, and church officials at the Kiev-Pecherskaya Monastery
The tsar, tsaritsa, and church officials at the Kiev-Pecherskaya Monastery
The tsar and the Kiev City Duma at the monument to Alexander II
The tsar and the Kiev City Duma at the monument to Alexander II
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