Meet the colors of the orient at an Astrakhan market

Art lovers will admire the authentic paintings, photographs, and sketches.

Art lovers will admire the authentic paintings, photographs, and sketches.

Evgenia Kozlova
At the Bolshiye Isady Market in Astrakhan, the smell of Oriental sweets, Caucasian bread, and fresh fruits wafts throughout the air. Since the 16th century, the market—where Oriental color meets Russian traditions—has stood on the same spot in this city, located on the upper part of the Volga River (1400 km from Moscow).

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