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Irina Bobrova (Russia)
Glimpses of Ural History
Historian, translator, teacher of English

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Stories from a Historian
Irina Bobrova (Russia) 23.10.2014

Short tram ride that takes you a century back…   Nowadays, Yekaterinburg is an actively built and rebuilt upbeat city. Quick economic development of the last decades has enhanced its ambition to be the third capital of Russia after Moscow and St.Petersburg.   New hotels, shopping centers, skyscrapers offering top class...


The Lacquered Serving Trays from Nizhny Tagil. Part 2
Irina Bobrova (Russia) 20.07.2014

Read the previous post...   If you ever go to Nizhny Tagil it is almost guaranteed that you will be taken to the house-museum of Hudoyarov family. Male members of many generations of this family glorified the craft and took it on to a whole new level where it became known to all across the country and many abroad.   Alexander...


The Lacquered Serving Trays from Nizhny Tagil. Part 1
Irina Bobrova (Russia) 02.06.2014

Nizhny Tagil is an industrial heart of Ural. It is known for all the things to do with metal smelting, engineering, production of military goods and innovation. But not only! It is also a birthplace to one of the most famous Russian craft of lacquered serving trays. Originally everything from hammering out the tray to the last touches of the...


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