An Armenian community existed in Russia well before it conquered the Caucasus in 1828. Although an Armenian press had existed in St. Petersburg since 1780, it appears that it was not until 1819 that a press opened in Moscow. These engravings of a pheasant (սիրամարգ) and an ostrich (ջալայն) are from The Flower of Knowledge. Published for use in Armenian schools, this first Armenian book published in Moscow presents and discusses various sciences and fields of knowledge. Fifty-two blue-toned engravings appear throughout the text.