Moscow without people in 1867. Where are all the people? Part 2

Moscow without people in 1867. Where are all the people? Part 2
Moscow without people in 1867. Where are all the people? Part 2

Have you noticed how many stairs in these photos are leaning against buildings and reaching the rooftops? There are simply an incredible number of these strange "stairs". Why strange?

First, what is their purpose? Secondly, for whom are they delivered there? Can you see how big the rungs are on these ladders? They are about 1 meter apart from each other. Who climbed them to the roofs - giants?

All stairs are of the same type. All staircases throughout Moscow are twins from the same production. They are the same.

There are only two types of them - just a ladder leaning against the roof - a very huge ladder for an ordinary person. The second type is a double structure, reminiscent of an elevator. Perhaps they were used to lift heavy loads on roofs.

Both the first and the second are huge in size, but all of the same type. And these staircases with elevators are in huge numbers all over the city.

Note the unusual "tower" on the left.

Pay attention to obvious traces of water exposure at the bottom of the building.

One of the few signs in an empty city.

This is an interesting snippet of the picture. The silhouette of a person is clearly visible - shoulders, head, hat, only the height of this person, to put it mildly, is large. However, perhaps it was just a coincidence and "it seemed", or maybe these are the "builders of Moscow" and climbed those very stairs?



we even managed to find some flag

the river is completely shallow

two stairs side by side

This site in the photo - surprised. Looks like a rectangular "banner" and the inscription "BLIKE"?

Look at the size of the windows and the size of the stairs and the distance between the rungs of the stairs.

I call this construction an "elevator", but for what purpose are they stuck all over the city?

Again an unusual tower.

And one more "tower".

And one more "tower-antenna".

it was not possible to make out what was written on the signboard.

They are everywhere, what kind of "ladder" is not clear.

Strange objects on the Kremlin wall.

The shape of the building for 1867 is very strange.

The dimensions of the stairs are simply amazing.

Barges sunken a long time ago, but where are the boats and barges not sunken? The river has become very shallow, but where are the boats that float higher up the river bed?

Let's summarize some of the results:

In 1812, Moscow was allegedly completely burnt down due to the "invasion of Napoleon". It burned down, and in 1813 there were even more inhabitants than it was, where it is not clear where they lived. 55 years have passed since the moment when Moscow burned out and we see a completely rebuilt city with houses, temples, a huge number of churches and cathedrals, etc.

55 years is a long term, but is it sufficient for such a volume of construction "from scratch"?

And the most important question - why is Moscow an empty and lifeless city without people?

We know:

In 1864, 364 thousand Muscovites lived within the city limits

In 1871 the population of Moscow was 602 thousand people

If in 1864 there were 364,000 people living in Moscow, then where did they all disappear in 1867?

And where did 602,000 people come from in Moscow in 1871?

A ghost town, created on the site of Moscow, fully prepared for the settlement of 600,000 people. By whom? Where did they (these people) come from and, most importantly, by whom?

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