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Place Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
How did the square behind the Paris Opera Garnier come to be named for a Russian aristocrat?
A Scandal at the Mariinsky Theatre
In 1911, when Vaslav Nijinsky returned from Paris to dance at the Mariinsky, his revealing costume raised eyebrows in the Tsar’s box…
Rue de la Paix: Shopping for Pleasure
Paris is well-known as a centre of fashion and luxury. The elegant stores on the Rue de la Paix offer a glimpse into the sensations of the early twentieth century, and the class distinctions which structured women’s spaces.
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Railways and prostitution
The construction of the Trans-Siberian railway increased the visibility of prostitution in Siberia. This viewpoint explores the impact of transportation development and war on efforts to police prostitution in the Siberian region.