Sofya Skya - actress and Beauty Queen
Sofya Skya is a Russian ballet dancer, an American film actress and Mrs. World 2006 winner. Her real name is Sofya Arzhakovskaya.
The beautiful girl was born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg in a family of a dentist. Her grandmother is Emma Shchetinina, a famous harpist and teacher, Honored Artist of Bashkortostan.
The little girl liked dancing very much. At the age of ten, she joined children's studio Music Hall, where she began to earn her own money. At the age of 12 Sofya moved to Ufa, where she entered Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy. 16-year-old girl joined the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Corps de Ballet member and participated in Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Snow White, Esmeralda, Raymonda.
Dmitry Likhachev - outstanding Russian scholar
Dmitry Likhachev was a Soviet and Russian philologist, art historian, writer, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (until 1991 - Academy of Sciences of the USSR). He had made a significant contribution to the study of Old Russian literature and art. Likhachev is an author of more than forty books on a wide range of problems in the theory and history of ancient literature, many of which have been translated into different languages. He has been called "a guardian of national culture" and "Russia's conscience".
Dmitry was born on November 28, 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. Little Dima liked to go to the theater. Nutcracker was the first performance he watched. The little boy was impressed by the Christmas tree and the snow falling on the stage. The theater became his favorite place. There was a blue velvet curtain from Mariinsky Theatre in his office, which he bought in the 1940s.
Alexander Smirnov - Russian figure skater
Alexander Smirnov is a Russian figure skater. His partner is Yuko Kawaguchi, a Russian figure skater of Japanese origin.
They are champions of Europe (2010), three-time champions of Russia (2008 - 2010) and two-time world bronze medalists (2009 and 2010). The pair occupied 30th place in the International Skating Union (ISU) ranking in July 2014. Smirnov is Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Alexander was born on October 11, 1984 in Tver. The boy began skating at the age of four. In 2001 Alexander moved to St. Petersburg, where Lyudmila Smirnova became his coach, and then he was coached by Nikolai Velikov.
Dmitry Hvorostovsky – world famous opera singer
Dmitry Hvorostovsky is a Soviet, Russian, American, British opera singer (baritone), People's Artist of Russia (1995), laureate of the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR (1991). He is one of the most famous singers in the world. He often takes part in performances in different countries and always becomes the centre of attraction. Some fans call him the "Elvis of opera".
Dmitry was born on October 16, 1962 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. His father, a chemical engineer, loved singing and playing the piano, and had a large collection of rare records. That’s why his house was always full of music. The little boy began singing at the age of four.
3D Street Art by Nikolaj Arndt
Nikolaj Arndt is a Russian artist engaged in 3D street art. He took part in numerous festivals and won many of them. Until recently, he lived and worked in Russia, but then moved to Germany, where street art is more popular.
Nikolaj was born in a small town called Gavrilov Posad, Ivanovo region, where his parents still live. He studied at the Teacher Training College, department of graphic arts. After college, he and his family lived in the city of Ivanovo (the city of brides), where he received excellent artistic skills. In 2006, Nikolaj moved to Germany, where he teaches painting at the private school. Arndt collaborates with advertising agencies and galleries and continues to develop his creative skills.