Photo taken in:PskovCountry name at time of photo:RussiaCountry name today:RussiaName of the photographer / studio:A. Kononov, Pskov
This is my mother Berta Ribush's older brother, Lazar Ribush. The photo was taken in Pskov in the 1890s.
Lazar died in 1924, before I was born, but I was on friendly terms with his wife Tsilya. She died a long time ago and her daughters Malvina and Sarah remain my closest relatives. When Malvina was born in 1919, the Civil War was at its height and it wasn't possible to send telegrams. It was only allowed to send telegrams that informed someone about someone's arrival. So the relatives received the following telegram about her birth: 'Malvina Lazarevna arrived successfully'.