The Smithsonian always has interesting articles and pictures about American history. At right, here is a picture of some Confederate soldiers with a piece of heavy artillery. By the use of Photoshop, the magazine was able to add color to the photos (as seen at left.) If you click on the link above, you'll see plenty of other pictures modernized. That was an interesting phase in American history!
So you say you're SURE this is a dude in a bear suit? How sure are you? Remember, this is Russia, you know, where the people are hardier and, following logic, the bears must be as well.