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Sets of carved Chess

Sets of carved Chess

The Russian wooden hand made chess at the craft market "Vernisazh"
Russia is famous all over the world for its arts and souvenir crafts but especially for Russian crafts people. As to chess in tsarist (imperial) Russia playing chess was quite popular with noble and aristocratic people. It was a good manner to play chess and especially to own a very good hand crafted chess board and chess set. But most popular in Russia chess playing became in soviet times. Since then and now amateur and professional chess players prefer to play chess on a good chess board with good hand crafted chess pieces. They are the symbols of prosperity and respect to the opponent.

Photo taken on 2004-06-14 at 09:37:53

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No photo available Gus and Colleen Platis
From: USA
Date: 2005-07-08 06:27:33

Dear Arthur,
Thanks for the tour. It was a wonderful experience to go on the excursion from Moscow to Sergiev Posad to see the beautiful monastery of Trinity - St. Sergius.
Thanks for your helpful advice on photography, your photos are great. You are knowledgeable, cheerful, and a careful and curteous driver. Your casual friendly manner made us feel we were spending the day with a friend.
It is easy to see why the Tretyakov Gallery is considered one of the great art museums of the world.
Your help enabled us to have a better visit there.