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19th century Russian kibitka wagon

A kibitka (Russian: Кибитка) can refer to a yurt or a Russian type of carriage.

The kibitka wagon uses the same equipage as the troika. Compared to the troika a kibitka is larger, and usually closed.

During the Russian Empire it was used to deport disgraced noblemen which led to the term "Kibitkenjustiz" (engl: Kibitkenjustice).

See also


  • Kibitka. In: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. 6. Edition. Vol. 19, Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1902–1909 (in German)

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