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The man bellow with the medals and the beard is my great great grandfather. He was a cossack in the Urals, I have been looking for ages but I can not find what Cossack uniform he is wearing. I really want to know because that could help me find out more about him. I know by looking on his medals that he fought for the Russo-Japanese war, and on the back of the photo it says this photo was taken in 1906, so before the Great War and the Revolution.

I just had the photo colorised so it would help more.

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    Concerning the colourisation, from what I understand much can only be guessed at. Do you actually know that the uniform shown in this picture is correctly coloured? This could be critical to its identification. – Lars Bosteen Sep 26 at 2:47
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    Look at this poster militaryarms.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/g10.jpg The uniform looks very similar, the only thing is that either the poster or your picture has been flipped horizontally. You pic has that "shirt" with buttons shifted slightly to the right, while the poster has the same, but shifted to the left – user907860 Sep 26 at 3:32
  • I colorised it online so I don't 100% know if its accurate or not. – Alex Foster Sep 27 at 3:36
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    @user907860 - as the man is wearing his wedding ring on the right hand in the picture, i would hazard to say it may be a reverse image, which was common with older cameras. – ed.hank Sep 27 at 22:57
  • oh goodness I never noticed that. – Alex Foster Sep 30 at 2:45

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