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Vasily Vereshchagin


Ruins in Chuguchak.

1869. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Vasily Vereshchagin. Ruins in Chuguchak.

Chuguchak was once a flourishing city in Turkestan with beautiful historical buildings. It was destroyed before the Russian invasion of Central Asia, in one of a series of internal conflicts. Vereshchagin made a series of paintings of Chuguchak’s ruins