On December 19, 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child.
And I’d like to tell about seven Russian girls who became famous.
Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, will forever remain the girl in the memory of Russian people. Anastasia, along with her entire royal family, was canonized as a martyr.
During the First World War she was only fourteen years old and could not be a nurse, as older sisters and mother. Then she became the patroness of the hospital, gave her own money to buy medicine for the wounded, read aloud to them, gave concerts, wrote letters to their relatives, and played with them to distract from the pain, sewed clothes. She taught illiterate soldiers to read and write.
On July 17, 1918 Anastasia and her relatives were shot down in Yekaterinburg. Many years after the execution of the royal family there were rumors that Anastasia survived. There are films and cartoons about Anastasia Romanova’s fate. Continue reading →
For more than 50 years, American sculptor and historian George Stuart creates wax models of historical figures. He has made four hundred sculptures of famous and infamous people of world history. His sculptures are very realistic and the artist also writes monologues about the life and times of the Historical Figures.
His works are exhibited in museums and private collections. George works in his studio located in Ojai, California.
I’d like you to look at Russian historic personalities.
If you want to meet more well-known people and learn about the history visit author’s official site. There are famous historic persons from France, China, England, Italy and America in his collection. Continue reading →
Andrei Korotich is an Honored Inventor of Russia, Doctor of Architecture, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences, professor of the International Academy of Architecture. He is the author of over 220 publications. Andrei got letters of acknowledgment from His Holiness Pope John Paul II and His Majesty the King of Nepal.
In October 2011, he represented the Russian Federation at CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) World Conference, held in Seoul, South Korea. Andrei delivered a personal report and was elected chairman of Typology section.
Korotich’s projects were demonstrated in research centers and universities, architectural firms and government agencies, as well as they were exhibited in Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Italy, the Vatican, Nepal, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Korea, China, and the United States. Continue reading →
I’d like to tell you about Russian women who determined the course of development of art and even world history.
Elena Dyakonova, who became known as Gala was born on August 26, 1894 in Kazan in a poor family. Her father died early.
She was Dali and Eluard’s muse.
When the girl was 17 years old, she and her mother moved to Moscow, where they lived with her stepfather. In Moscow, Elena studied together with Tsvetaeva sisters at a grammar school. During that time she became ill with tuberculosis and was sent to Switzerland to obtain medical treatment. In Davos Elena became Gala. She was called so by young Frenchman Eug?ne Grindel, who later took the pseudonym Paul Eluard (his uncle’s name and grandmother’s surname). In 1917 they married, but their family life was neither careless nor routine. Continue reading →
Yulia Alipova the winner of Miss Russia 2014 title will not represent the country in the Miss World 2014 contest in London.
20-year-old Anastasia Kostenko, second Vice-Miss Russia 2014, will go to the United Kingdom in November instead of the most beautiful Russian girl Yulia Alipova.
Anastasia was born in Salsk, Rostov region. She is professionally engaged in choreography and graduated from Rostov College of Arts. Now she lives in Moscow and studies at the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Faculty of Journalism. Famous Russian designer Igor Chapurin sews a dress special for Miss World beauty pageant.
Why won’t the winner of the national beauty contest go to London? Continue reading →