National Geographic : 1917 Mar
Photograph from H.S.Cresswell THE HOUSE OF A RUSSIAN VILLAGE POSTMAN, NEAR MOSCOW There is no rural free delivery in Russia. In the country districts the addressees are required tocall fortheir own letters atthenearest post-office or railway station. Restaurants, hotels, and shops, as a rule, charge a commission on postagestamps. One ofthepeculiar rules ofthe Russian postal service has been that letters containing money are liable to confiscation unless a declaration ismade before mailing bythesender. Notice shoe sign over door, showing that a man lives inside who can repair and make shoes.