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Russian History Web Sites
List compiled Aug 1997
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The distinctive Russian greyhound, the Borzoi, was maintained in large
by members of the aristocracy. These extravagent kennels of up to 400 dogs
their staffs of huntsmen, dog caretakers and the kennel supervisor
extensive expendature of money by the noble fanciers of the hunt.
The elaborate hunts staged by the wealthy nobility were reguarded as an
extragavance by many social critics in the face of the poverty faced by
As an aid in understanding the origins of the Borzoi I have located some
with information on Russian history, especially the history of the
Strangely the recently popular books I have seen on Russian History, such
Robert Massie's excellent books do not mention the Borzoi kennels. There
statement in Peter The Great that the Tsar despised hunting.
Incidently the English spelling of the surname of the Russian Royal family
'Romanov', not 'Romanoff'.
Dalzell's Home Page|
Silkenswift Home Page|
Borzoi.com main page
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