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oldhelmAn iron helmet from the 8th century, discovered in Malai, a section of the Kuibyshev rural settlement.

Original caption: Шлем. Железо. XIII в. хут. Малаи.

Origin: Archaeology of Krasnodar Krai, Weapons and Armor Collection, E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Krasnodar, Russia.

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Close-up of a 16th to early 19th century helmet featuring intricate carvings of cavalrymen. It has chainmail hanging from the bottom edge, used to cover the neck and shoulders. In Russian, this chainmail covering is called barmitsa (бармица), known in English as an aventail or camail.

Original caption: Шлем с бармицей. Железо. XVI – начало XIX в. Из дореволюционных поступлений.

Origin: Russian Armor, Krasnodar Historical Museum Armor Collection, E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Krasnodar, Russia.

 

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Kuban Cossacks on the Southwestern front, 1917. Photographer: Khoruzhiy (standard-bearer) A.M Strokun.

Original caption: Кубанские казаки в окопах. Юго-западный фронт, 1917 г. Фотограф Хорунжий А.М. Строкун.

Origin: Kuban Cossacks World War One, World War One Collection, E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Krasnodar, Russia.