Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Russian Imperial Grenadier Palace Guard, 1913


  1. Would you really want to challenge him? I expect that he knew how to use that 'lunger' bayonet.

  2. I don't think that anyone would jump the fence surrounding the White House if we had this guy and a few dozen of his buddies guarding it. If they did, they'd only jump once.

  3. I wonder if he survived the Bolshevik revolt, or did they summarily execute him, as they did the Czar and his entire family?

    Or, did he join the Bolsheviks, as many soldiers did?