I am Russian and I havent herd if these dishes....
More like a book of notes
In the beginning of the book, it says written in 1908. The is more like a book of someone's cooking notes instead of a cookbook. Most recipes don't have measurements to use for ingredients.
I am sure to the untrained cook, this book would be very difficult to follow. I grew up with my great grandmother who taught me to cook exactly like this. She would say a little bit of this and some of that and then cook until it's done. Perhaps this is a southern style, but after years of practice, it becomes a lot of fun. Just takes some imagination. :)