Alexei Serebryakov – Russian actor
Alexei Serebryakov is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honored Artist of Russia (1998), People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2010).
Alexei was born on July 3, 1964 in Moscow in a family of an engineer and a doctor. As a child, the future actor attended music school where he learned to play the accordion. At the age of 13 the boy was offered to play the role in the film Eternal Call. So his acting career began. Alexei graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute of Theatre Arts. Then he worked as an actor in Syzran Drama Theater.
The actor gained fame after his roles in the films Fan (1989), The Sea Wolf (1990) and Afghan Breakdown (1991).
Great Russian Admirals
Russian history knows many examples of selfless service to the Fatherland. The soldiers showed their valor and courage in battles on land and sea. In Russia Navy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of July. It is a national holiday which was introduced in June 1939 by the Soviet Union in connection with the Battle of Gangut.
I’d like to say a few words about the great Russian admirals, glorious heroes who dedicated their lives to the Fatherland.
Sofya Skya - actress and Beauty Queen
Sofya Skya is a Russian ballet dancer, an American film actress and Mrs. World 2006 winner. Her real name is Sofya Arzhakovskaya.
The beautiful girl was born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg in a family of a dentist. Her grandmother is Emma Shchetinina, a famous harpist and teacher, Honored Artist of Bashkortostan.
The little girl liked dancing very much. At the age of ten, she joined children's studio Music Hall, where she began to earn her own money. At the age of 12 Sofya moved to Ufa, where she entered Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy. 16-year-old girl joined the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Corps de Ballet member and participated in Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Snow White, Esmeralda, Raymonda.
Dmitry Likhachev - outstanding Russian scholar
Dmitry Likhachev was a Soviet and Russian philologist, art historian, writer, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (until 1991 - Academy of Sciences of the USSR). He had made a significant contribution to the study of Old Russian literature and art. Likhachev is an author of more than forty books on a wide range of problems in the theory and history of ancient literature, many of which have been translated into different languages. He has been called "a guardian of national culture" and "Russia's conscience".
Dmitry was born on November 28, 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. Little Dima liked to go to the theater. Nutcracker was the first performance he watched. The little boy was impressed by the Christmas tree and the snow falling on the stage. The theater became his favorite place. There was a blue velvet curtain from Mariinsky Theatre in his office, which he bought in the 1940s.
Alexander Smirnov - Russian figure skater
Alexander Smirnov is a Russian figure skater. His partner is Yuko Kawaguchi, a Russian figure skater of Japanese origin.
They are champions of Europe (2010), three-time champions of Russia (2008 - 2010) and two-time world bronze medalists (2009 and 2010). The pair occupied 30th place in the International Skating Union (ISU) ranking in July 2014. Smirnov is Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Alexander was born on October 11, 1984 in Tver. The boy began skating at the age of four. In 2001 Alexander moved to St. Petersburg, where Lyudmila Smirnova became his coach, and then he was coached by Nikolai Velikov.