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Russian Culture 101 in Photos


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Russian Troika
Russian Troika

Russian Troika

© Aleksandr Anastasin
The Russian troika is a sledge drawn by three horses harnessed abreast. The troika was a traditional style of cold weather transportation. Passengers would bundle up in furs in the back of the sledge to ward off often dangerously low temperatures. The image of a troika often appears in folk art. You may occasionally see Russian troikas such as the one above still used as novelties.
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