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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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Date: 2005-06-28 15:11:19

Arthur is absolutely wonderful. I traveled to Russia alone but didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to see and learn as much about Russia, as possible. We saw the tourist spots as well as the authentic Russian restaurants and shops. Arthur was informative with history and background about the sites, Russia's buildings and Russia in general. I felt completely safe at all times and have recommended Arthur to many families adopting from my adoption agency. Kindly, Tammy Stevens