Presentation by Professor Igor K. Kiryanov on the Russian Duma MPs’ Dress-code in the beginning of the 20th century

On the 27th of February the Dean of the History and Political Science Department delivered a lecture on The MPs’ Dress-code in the first Russian Dumas Jacket in the Russian politics: the First Fitting.

Russian parliamentarians of the early 20th century while being public figures and not public servants, were not obliged to wear service dress, thus, were to choose the outfit of their wish. Drawing upon the abundant photo materials of that period it seems possible to depict the dress-code of lawmakers and trace back the formation of their corporative thinking and identity.


Igor K/ Kiryanov – the Dean of the History and Political Science Department, the Head of the Russian Modern History Chair.