Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutGuidebook to a Lost Empirea Twitter thread / timeline / map story mashupDeal: History through Playing CardsMapStoriesGalleriesTimelinesTeach Our ContentConsult the MapToponimika (the Imperiia Gazetteer)Citing the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
12020-08-16T23:07:20-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591Item in the set of geographic playing cards produced in Russia in 1856. These were elaborately illustrated, beautifully-produced playing cards laden with pedagogical and ideological value. There is one card for each province of the Russian Empire.plain2020-08-16T23:07:20-04:001856LoC_RussianGeogCards28.jpgKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
Provincial town: Kursk Area (sq miles): 17,424 Population: 1,680,000 Population density: 96.4 people per square mile Towns: 12 Trade note: Internal and external trade is extremely significant. Climate note: warm, pleasant, and healthful
Notable features: Kursk was founded by the Grand Prince Vladimir in 990.