National Geographic : 1917 Mar
... Photograph from H. S.Cresswell A FAMILY GROUP IN A SMALL MANUFACTURING SUBURB NEARMOSCOW While it would, perhaps, be an exaggeration to speak cf this as a "typical" Russian household, large families are the rule inthe Muscovite em pire. In spite of a high mortality rate, the excess of births over deaths is greater here than in any other leading country. The population increased 1oo per cent in the forty years between 1872 and 1912.