'The Cossacks' Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy)', c1890, (1939). Creator: Il'ya Repin
'The Cossacks' Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy)', c1890, (1939). 'Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey', also known as 'Cossacks of Saporog Are Drafting a Manifesto', 19th-century imagining of a supposed historical event of 1676, based on the legend of Cossacks sending an apparently rude and insulting reply to an ultimatum from Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire. 'On the right is Taras Bulba (in a white cap), the hero of Gogol's tale of the same name; on the left is Andrei, Taras Bulba's son; almost in the centre sits Ataman (Chief) Serko with a pipe in his mouth'. Ilya Repin (1844-1930) took nearly 20 years to paint the picture, for which Tsar Alexander III paid him 35, 000 rubles, at the time the greatest sum ever paid for a Russian painting. In the collection of The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. From "The Russian State Museum". [State Art Publishers, Moscow and Leningrad, 1939]
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Consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Coronation of Alexander III (Tchaikovsky's 1812
Consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Coronation of Alexander III (Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture to event dedicated, 1883. Found in the Collection of State P. Tchaikovsky Memorial Museum, Moscow.
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Greater coat of arms of the Russian Empire with the approval of Emperor Alexander III, July 24, 1882 Artist: Charlemagne, Adolf (1826-1901)
Greater coat of arms of the Russian Empire with the approval of Emperor Alexander III, July 24, 1882, 1882. Found in the collection of Russian State Historical Library, Moscow.
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