Anastasia Kostenko – Russian Beauty
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?
Kitten in General Lizyukov Street, Voronezh
On October 24, 1745 Empress Elizabeth of Russia ordered to bring cats to catch mice in the royal palace. Cats are very cute animals. We can see a lot of pictures of them on the Internet, we keep them as pets, and there are a lot of monuments in different cities and towns all over the world dedicated to them. But let's talk about the cats famous in Russia.
Kazan Mouse Hunters
On October 24, 1745 Elizabeth, who was very afraid of rats and mice lived in the royal chambers, ordered to bring in cats – mouse hunters to destroy rodents. It was the governor of the Khanate of Kazan who gave the Empress the piece of advice. He promised to catch and send to St. Petersburg 30 (other sources say 300) cats rat-catchers. It is known that Kazan cats were very large and had wide muzzles. Only male cats were sent to the Russian capital. At first they lived in a small palace and then in the Winter Palace.
Michel de Nostredame or Nostradamus (December 14, 1503 – July 1, 1566) is most famous for his book Les Propheties, which consists of rhymed quatrains (4-line poems) grouped into sets of 100, called Centuries.
Nostradamus predicted many events in world history, including the French Revolution, the atom bomb, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
On March 1, 1555 the first book of Nostradamus predictions was published. There are prophecies about Russia in it.
1. Ivan the Terrible
Nostradamus lived in France and he had almost no opportunity to get any information about the internal affairs of Russia. However, the prophet was able to predict the events of the reign of Ivan IV Vasilyevich the Terrible, some of them come true during his lifetime. They were primarily about priest Silvestre's reforms and changes
City Center, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 22, 2010 (Photo HOANG DINH NAM | AFP | Getty Images)
Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary, was included on a list of 100 prominent people of the 20th century by Time magazine.
There are a lot of monuments to the great leader of the proletariat, both in Russia and abroad. Many of them were destroyed, but some can be seen today in different countries.
The oldest Lenin in Noginsk
The town has the status of historical settlement. In addition to the glorious history and traditions of the Old Believers, Noginsk has three monuments to the leader of the world proletariat here, there is the world's oldest stone grandfather Lenin among them. It was local craftsman Fyodor Kuznetsov, who created the monument. They were going to open the monument on the first day of 1924, but due to heavy frost construction was delayed.
Alexei Nemov - outstanding Russian gymnast
Alexei Nemov is one of the most celebrated Russian gymnasts, 4-time Olympic champion, editor-in-chief of The Great Sport magazine.
Alexei was born on May 28, 1976 in Mordovia, USSR. At the age of five the boy was engaged in gymnastics. In 1983, Evgeniy Nikolko, master of sports and honored coach of Russia, became his coach.
Nemov earned his first victory in 1989 at the USSR Youth Championship. After a successful start, he began to achieve outstanding results almost every year.
In 1990, Alexei won in several individual events at the Games for young students of the USSR.