Images from the Endgame: Persia through a Russian Lens 1901-1914 by John Tchalenko
Alexander Ivanovitch Iyas, officer in the Tsar’s Lithuanian Regiment, arrived in Persia in 1901. Through his years there he documented places, people, and events in these remarkable photographs for which no other comprehensive collection exists. These photos offer a unique insight into the Great Game—the historical rivalry between Britain and Russia for the domination of Central Asia.
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