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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Valery Popenchenko – Russian Rocky

Valery Popenchenko was a legendary Soviet boxer, 1964 Olympic champion, the two-time European champion (1963, 1965), six-time champion of the USSR (1960-1965), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1964). He was the only Soviet boxer – Val Barker Trophy winner. Sylvester Stallone borrowed his training techniques for the movie …

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Vladimir Monomakh – Grand Prince of Kiev

Vladimir Monomakh was Prince of Smolensk (1073-1078), Prince of Chernigov (1078-1094), Prince of Pereyaslav (1094-1113), Grand Prince of Kiev (1113-1125), statesman, military leader, and writer. He was a son of Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavich. His mother allegedly was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomakh. Vladimir was born in …

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Polina Butorina – young Russian Star

Polina Butorina is a young Russian singer, actress, TV presenter and model. The girl was born on March 29, 2002 in Moscow. In 2006 she entered music school. She sang in the children’s choir and in 2008 began to play the piano. At the age of 8 Polina performed the …

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Most exotic colonies of the Russian Empire

Russian colonies were once in America and Africa, and at the present territory of Germany. There was New Moscow in Somalia and the River Don flowed in California. However, the big politics prevented Russian colonists. Hawaii In 1815 Russian-American Company (RAC), which controlled Alaska and Kamchatka, had made an agreement …

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Yulia Vins – Muscle Barbie

Yulia Vins, 18-year-old Russian girl, has become a world-renowned powerlifter. Yulia was born on May 21, 1996 in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia. You could see her photos on the Internet. The girl with angelic face looks like a doll. Yulia studied music, participated in various school competitions and was skilled …

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