The Russian Consul General is given a private tour of the Orontes River in Hama, a town in the Syria

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The Russian Consul General is given a private tour of the Orontes River in Hama, a town in the Syrian interior, by the Syrian Greek Orthodox clergy of Hama. The picture was taken in Ottoman Syria at the turn of the 20th century. Tsar Nicolas II had strong influence in the Greek Orthodox Church under the Ottoman Empire. He continued to act as its protector until he was toppled by the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.
Source: www.mideastimage.com