The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire


The caviar was a welcome diversion. We are now below Ruibinsk and the scenery has become monotonous, just as Baedeker said it would. "Broad and dotted with numerous sandbanks."

Romanov-Borisoglyebsk, which we are passing, is another in the long series of district towns. (Just how many does the Russian Empire have? I am beginning to think this is an empire composed of nothing but diminutive district towns and overgrown villages.) It is home to a spinning-mill and a 17th-century cathedral.

And on we go.
Distance from Tver: 411 versts

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