Mason Baxter

The Kornilov Affair

The Kornilov Affair was a vital failure on the part of the Provisional Government and only served to open the door for a full Soviet takeover by further eroding popular support for the administration. “The Kornilov affair had enormous repercussions. Kerensky’s machinations soon became public, severely damaging his personal authority. It also lent new credibility […]

Turkmen Camel Driver from the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

  “Wearing traditional dress and headgear, a Turkmen camel driver poses with his camel, laden with what is most likely grain or cotton. Camel caravans remained the most common means of transporting food, raw materials, and manufactured goods in Central Asia well into the railroad era.” Trade between Russia and China flourished along the silk […]