An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats.
Pack mule handlers rest with their animals. The vast distances in which these animals and their handlers had to travel can well be imagined. Typical Russian steppes comprised of nothing but vast expanses of flat terrain, stretching for as far as the eye could see. Due to the visible landmarks, units were often unable to determine their exact location.
This THE most typical Russian salad for any celebration, it’s called Olivier . There are a lot of variations nowadays, but as we cook it only once a year for New Year’s Eve, we follow the most standard recipe