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Troika, meaning “a set of three,” was a meticulously designed harness used to hitch equines to a wagon, usually pulling a horse-drawn vehicle. Du… Read More
Troika, meaning “a set of three,” was a meticulously designed harness used to hitch equines to a wagon, usually pulling a horse-drawn vehicle. During the Russian Empire, the upper class would use a troika driven by a livery-clad position. The Russian troika was known for its high land speed (up to 50 kilometers an hour) and was often compared to a flying bird. Today, troika has become a defined symbol of Russia and is used widely in folkloric scenes, paintings, literature and movies, such as Doctor Zhivago. Read Less
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