Ksenia Sobchak - beautiful blonde
Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian TV and radio host, actress and socialite. She is best known for her stint as a presenter of the reality show Dom-2 (TNT), Blonde in Chocolate (Muz-TV), The Last Hero (Channel One). The girl has played more than a dozen roles in films and television series and is an author of five books.
Perhaps, she is one of the most talked about people in Russia.
Ksenia was born on November 5, 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into a family of a lawyer, Anatoly Sobchak, who was the first democratically-elected mayor of St. Petersburg from 1991 to 1996, and a historian, Lyudmila Narusova.
As a child, Ksenia studied ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre and painting at the Hermitage.
In 2000, Sobchak moved to Moscow, where she studied at MGIMO. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
From 2011 to 2012 Sobchak was a host of the TV show Russias Next Top Model, but later was replaced by model Irina Shayk.
On May 28, 2012 Ksenia became an editor-in-chief of the women's magazine SNC (formerly known as Sex and the City).
Sobchak is one of the Top 100 most influential women in Russia.
Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna
Marriage of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna is called holy matrimony, and its date - November 26 - is remembered in Russia. Let’s find out why it was so successful.
5 years of waiting
Love to Alexandra Fedorovna, then Hessian Princess Alice, was the first love of Nicholas II. Feeling was born when he was 16, and she was only 12! But the future tsar saw his wife in Alice. Princess’s relatives named their baby Sunny, and Nicholas was already thinking about the wedding.
"My dream is to marry Alice someday. I fell in love with her in 1889, when she spent six weeks in St. Petersburg. All this time I did not believe that my dream can come true"- Nicholas wrote in his diary .
For five years he had been waiting for the marriage, for five years he had been praying, and wrote a diary on the first page of which was a picture of his Alice. He wrote: "The Savior told us : "All that you ask for, God will give you”. And for five years, every night, I had been asking God to give Alice to me as a wife”. Five years later, the lovers got married to be together until death.
Guinness World Records
The first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records was published on August 27, 1955. It contains a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. It is the best-selling book of all time and one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the US.
There are also Russian people in the Book. Let’s have a look at them and their achievements.
Marina Vlady - beautiful actress
Marina Vlady is a French actress and singer of Russian origin, writer, was engaged in sculpture. The actress has played in more than 100 films and has written more than a dozen books. Her real name is Ekaterina Marina Polyakova-Baydarova, also known as Catherine Marina de Poliakoff-Baïdaroff.
Marina was born on May 10, 1938 in Clichy-la-Garenne, France in the family of Russian immigrants. She was the youngest of four daughters. Her father, Vladimir Polyakov-Baydarov, actor of opera houses in Paris and Monte Carlo, left Moscow for France during World War I. Her mother Milica Envald was a dancer, daughter of a Russian general.
“I am Russian, only with a French passport. My father graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. When the First World War began, he went to France, to go a volunteer into the army. He was the only son of a widowed mother, and he wasn’t taken to the Russian army. My father became a pilot, was wounded and was awarded the military cross. After the war, he stayed in France, worked at the Paris Opera, sang at the Opera de Monte Carlo. He was familiar with Modigliani, Matisse, Delaunay. My mother's family left Russia in 1919. Mom was in Belgrade when she met my father - Vladimir Polyakov, who came on tour. My mom grew up in St. Petersburg.”
Russians in Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is dedicated to the history of ice hockey, and is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. First Hall of Fame was opened in 1943 in Kingston by James Thomas Sutherland.
On August 28, 1961 NHL Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
There are only five Russian (Soviet) hockey players and one coach in the Hall of Fame.