Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century. A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather. Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.
Circassian Cultural Charity Evening, Krasnodar, 18 January 1908. Following devastating floods in the Kuban Region in Western Circassia in the winter of 1907/1908, the newly-formed Circassian Charity Society in Ekaterinodar [present-day Krasnodar], composed of well-off and intellectual local Circassians, organised a charity event on 18 January 1908 to raise money to help the victims of the floods and alleviate their ordeal.