On the one interesting site I found old Russian postcards. Of course, most of them black-and-white, but I chose only color postcards. All of the cards issued in the end 19th or the early 20th century. Look at them, I think it will be interesting.
Of course, in these photos is the standard stereotypes such as vodka, garmoshka and balalaika. Let it be so, these are the famous Russian characters. Lapti are the traditional bast shoes of the Russian peasants. Bast shoes are shoes made primarily from bast - fiber from the bark of the linden tree or birch tree: they are a kind of basket woven and fitted to the shape of a foot.