Earlier today I found this photo log of the Russian wildfires on Boston.com: http://bit.ly/azxrOC. They’ve also posted color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912 in Russia by photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) who undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. These are fantastic.
An Armenian woman in national costume poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), circa 1910. Google Map, (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/LOC)