Maria Volkonskaya by Nikolai Alexandrovich Bestushev (Dekabristen Museum, Moskva Russia)

It looks primitive outside - probably representative of the Tsarist Gulag school of architecture.

Fashion has long reach, even into the depths of the Gulag.

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