Elena Blavatskaya – founder of the Theosophical Society

Elena Blavatskaya was a Russian noblewoman, religious philosopher, writer, occultist and spiritualist, traveler. She was a founder of the Theosophical Society and the World Brotherhood. Elena’s main works were written in English. Some authors suggested that she had the ability to clairvoyance. Elena was born on July 31 (12 August), …

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Surrealism and metarealism by Victor Bregeda

Victor Bregeda was born in 1963 in the Russian city of Taganrog into a family of painters. Since childhood, he has been engaged in painting. The Dutch school of painting and the French school of the 18th and 19th centuries made a great influence on the master. When Bregeda graduated …

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Wonderful underwater world by Alexander Semenov

Alexander Semenov is one of the great photographers who show us the life of the underwater world. Creatures that live at the bottom of the seas and oceans are not like those animals that we used to see ashore. Alexander is going to become Russian Cousteau. The photographer has released …

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Cute and warm photos by Elena Shumilova

Elena Shumilova from Tver province became famous throughout the world photographing her three sons. In the age of the Internet it is easy to become famous if you have what to show. Elena takes wonderful pictures. British Daily Mail regularly talks about her new photos, the Americans have made film …

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Konstantin Somov – outstanding painter

Konstantin Somov was a Russian painter and graphic, master of portrait and landscape, illustrator, one of the founders of the World of Art and eponymous magazine. Konstantin was born on November 30, 1869 in St. Petersburg into a family of editor of The Fine Arts Herald and a connoisseur of …

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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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