I just spotted a link to these awesome pre-WWI photos from Russia over at Coyote Blog. I sent the link to my brother but then figured some of you may enjoy them as well. I know they're not all from present day Russia, but they may have been part of greater Russia. (I don't know the boundaries of Russia at that time.) At any rate, I had no idea color photographs go that far back.
Update: Another link with some more explanations on some of the photos.