Russo-Japanese war combatants

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The Russo-Japanese War was from 1904 to 1905. According to wikipedia, the fledgling Japanese military consistently attained victory over the Russian forces arrayed against them, which was unexpected by world observers. I extracted and colored this image from a picture illustrating a story written by Adachi Kinnosuke in The Washington Times, April 24, 1904. Without a question, this image is in the public domain.
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j4p4n, 2010-06-12

boobaloo, I am not sure if you will ever see this but my reply to you disappeared in the move to this new site. Thanks for the comment, I agree. A very striking image, and a very unique moment in history.

Shinshei, 2015-02-03

Most Russians are blond and beards are forbidden in the Russian army.

j4p4n, 2015-02-04

Shinshei, get in a time machine and go complain to the 1904 Washington Time's illustrator. lol That said, were beards forbidden in the the old Russian Navy for officers? I'd need to see your source on that to believe that!

Shinshei, 2 weeks ago

About the wild Russians: http://petersburgcity.com/for-tourists/notes/impression/ and here: https://www.google.bg/search?q=st.+petersburg+russia+images&espv=2&biw=1152&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pLBXVbapIci2swGLuYEY&ved=0CB4QsAQ

j4p4n, 2 weeks ago

Shinshei, thanks for the links, but honestly your links are crap. You said "most Russians are blond" but even your google link had tons of non-blond people (for example: http://www.livincool.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Aurora-Fashion-Week-Russia-St-Petersburg-17th-21st-October-2012-181.jpg ) And the first link is impressions from 2015, if I'm not mistaken? That has nothing to do with beards being forbidden in the Russian army back then. So I'm confused by your links.

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