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A hand-colored eighteenth-century engraving depicting a mufti, a Muslim clerical leader.

The Tatar religious leader, Muhammad Djan-Hussein, saw in Catherine's new policy the chance for Tatars to join the Russian mainstream and become more fully integrated into the empire. The incorporation of Hussein and other religious leaders might be…

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Engraving of Catherine triumphantly parading through her lands to the south.

The Bashkir Mosque in Ufa, constructed by the Orenburg Spiritual Muslim Assembly.

Edict issued in 1773 proclaiming religious toleration, directed especially to Muslim groups within the Russian Empire.

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Victory of Ochakiv, 1788 December 17
January Suchodolski, 1853
oil on canvas, 230 × 345 cm (90.6 × 135.8 in)
Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps

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Empires and Peninsulas: Southeastern Europe Between Karlowitz and the Peace of Adrianople, 1699 - 1829
Volume 36 of Geschichte - Forschung und Wissenschaft
Plamen Mitev, Ivan Parvev, Maria Baramova, Vania Racheva (Eds)
LIT Verlag Münster, 2010

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Medal Commemorating the Birthday of Grand Prince Constantine Pavlovich
Leberecht, Carl and Gass, Johann Baltasar (medallists)
St Petersburg Mint. 1779
Gold; chased. Diam. 6.4 cm
Provenance: before 1850

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A Tatar woman's hat made of silk, metallic thread, and linen. The headdresses of unmarried women left the hair visible, which was a "prized possession in Russian culture." Women covered their hair after marriage.

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