Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova

Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova was one of the most educated women of her time, a participant of the palace coup in 1762 by which Catherine II was raised to the throne. Princess was born on March 17, 1743. She was the third daughter of Count Roman Vorontsov, a member of …

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Dmitry Levitsky – Russian painter

Dmitry Levitsky was a Russian painter of Ukrainian origin, the master of ceremonial and chamber portraits, academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Dmitry was born in 1735 in Kiev into the family of a hereditary priest G.K. Levitsky (real surname – Nos or Nosov), also known as the artist-engraver. …

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Isaac Levitan – outstanding artist

Isaac Levitan was a Russian painter, master of the landscape of mood. In his short creative life Levitan produced about a thousand paintings, pastels and drawings. Isaac Ilyich was born on August 18 (30), 1860 in the Suwalki Region in Lithuania. In the early 1870s Ilya Levitan moved to Moscow …

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Konstantin Korovin – Mozart of painting

Konstantin Korovin was a Russian painter, stage designer, teacher and writer. Konstantin was born on November 23 (December 5), 1861 in Moscow into a wealthy merchant family of Old Believers. He is a brother of artist Sergey Korovin. At the age of fourteen Konstantin entered the Moscow School of Painting, …

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Coco Chanel and Russians in her life

“I was just fascinated by the Russians. Their eternal “all is mine – this is yours” is simply intoxicating,” – confessed Coco Chanel (her real name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel). Let’s remember those Russian people who influenced the talent of the great designer. Sergei Diaghilev brought Coco to the world …

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Ivan Turgenev – Russian writer-realist

Ivan Turgenev was born on October 28 (November 9), 1818 in Orel, Russian Empire. Turgenev was a Russian writer-realist, poet, essayist, playwright, and translator, Honorary Doctor of the Oxford University (1879). He is one of the classics of Russian literature who has made the most significant contribution to its development …

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Famous Russian brands

There are Russian brands well-known not only in Russia but abroad. They even have become symbols of the country. Palekh boxes The small town of Palekh in the Ivanovo region has long been famous for its icon painting. Small icons, which could be easily hidden, were very popular since the …

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Sofia Nikitchuk – Miss Russia 2015

Sofia Nikitchuk, a student from Yekaterinburg, became the winner of Miss Russia 2015 (annual beauty pageant). 18-year-old Vladislava Yevtushenko from Chita took the second place and 21-year-old Anastasia Naydenova from Voronezh became the third. As a prize Nikitchuk received the crown of white gold with diamonds and pearls, 3 million …

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Sergei Lazarev – famous singer

Sergei Lazarev is a singer, dancer and actor. He was born on April 1, 1983 in Moscow, Russia. Sergei’s parents divorced when he was quite small and his mother brought up two sons alone. At the age of four the future singer was engaged in gymnastics. Sergei became interested in …

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Mysterious Hyperborea by Vsevolod Ivanov

Hyperborea is the northern birthplace of humankind. Hyperboreans were mythical people who lived “beyond the North Wind”. They lived free of war and diseases. Most of the country was covered with rich and beautiful forests, “the garden of Apollo”. Hyperborea was ruled by three priests of the god Apollo. Some …

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