Russia in the essentially meant one thing: war. It was a terrifying time, resources were low, and people's appearances primarily reflected three things: poverty, uniformity, and the fight for survival.
Imperial Russian Army - Cossacks each wearing 1910 model Papakha hat with wool top. Distinctive Cossack Short Sword Kindjal Daggers and Caucasian/Circassian Shashqua (sabers) are displayed. Both are wearing the classic, long cherkesska coats.