Scottish People in Russian History

Scottish People in Russian History


The people of Scotland voted against its secession from the United Kingdom. According to the results of a referendum, less than 50 percent of voters supported the country's independence. The referendum was held on 18 September, 2014.
I’d like to tell about Scottish People in Russian history. Sometimes the Scots played key roles in Russian history, they served in the Russian army and even reformed it.
History of the Russian-Scottish relations is long, but scientists still cannot reliably determine when it started. It is known, for example, that already in 1495, Ambassador of the Danish King Christian I Peter Davidson arrived in Moscow. He came to Russia on a ship with "copper ... and four excellent masters from Scotland." So the first Scottish migrant workers were in Russia already in the XV century. The Scots served as mercenaries in the Russian army.
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Happy Teacher's Day

Happy Teacher's Day


On October 5 teachers all over the world celebrate their professional holiday. It’s difficult to overestimate their role in everyone's life. In honor of the holiday, let’s recall the main Russian teachers.
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Anzhelika Pomitun - Miss Crimea 2014

Anzhelika Pomitun - Miss Crimea 2014


22-year-old Anzhelika Pomitun was chosen as the most beautiful girl of Crimea. Miss Crimea 2014, the first beauty pageant of the Russian republic, was held on September 12 in the Crimean hotel complex Respect Hall in Yalta. Now the girl will represent the Republic of Crimea at the national beauty contest - Miss Russia. There were 30,000 girls who desired to take part in the contest, but only 20 of them entered the final round. There were the most beautiful girls from Simferopol, Sevastopol, Kerch, Yalta and Evpatoria (Yevpatoria).
Natalia Rogozina, world champion in boxing, Maria Butyrskaya - Russian figure skater, three-time European champion, six-time champion of Russia, and Arina Novoselskaya, the Minister of Culture of Crimea, were the members of the jury. They were headed by the famous Russian "Mata Hari" - Anna Chapman, who gave the contestants dresses from her designer collection. Chapman chose a few girls, whom she plans to use in photo shoots and her fashion brand promotion.
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Kira was crowned by Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Kira was crowned by Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. AP Photo/Mel Evans


Miss America 2015: beauty queen is the daughter of immigrants from Russia!
23-year-old Kira Kazantsev, the daughter of immigrants from Russia, won the title of Miss America 2015 beauty pageant, which was held on September 14th in Atlantic City (New Jersey). The beautiful girl represented the State of New York. Representatives from New York won the title of "Miss America" for third year in a row.
Kira is a singer and at the contest she performed hit Happy by Pharrell Williams.
53 girls took part in the contest, but the girl of Russian origin was chosen as the most beautiful one.
The winner was crowned by outgoing Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri. The beautiful girl received not only the title and crown but also 50 thousand dollars to continue her education. Kira studied at Hofstra University and dreams of becoming a lawyer and has already been accepted to Fordham University’s Law School.
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Robin Williams Moscow on the Hudson

Robin Williams in the film Moscow on the Hudson


There are a lot of foreign actors played Russian people in different films. Russian viewers are always very sensitive to how Hollywood and Europe show their fellow citizens, because "Russian spirit" is something unique.
Let’s remember some colorful "Russian" characters in the western movies.

Robin Williams (Moscow on the Hudson, 1984)
The film shows the features of Soviet society - lack of goods, queues, censorship, and indoctrination of state ideology. The talented actor played the role of a Russian musician who escaped during a tour in America.
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