Guinness World Records
The first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records was published on August 27, 1955. It contains a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. It is the best-selling book of all time and one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the US.
There are also Russian people in the Book. Let’s have a look at them and their achievements.
Marina Vlady - beautiful actress
Marina Vlady is a French actress and singer of Russian origin, writer, was engaged in sculpture. The actress has played in more than 100 films and has written more than a dozen books. Her real name is Ekaterina Marina Polyakova-Baydarova, also known as Catherine Marina de Poliakoff-Baïdaroff.
Marina was born on May 10, 1938 in Clichy-la-Garenne, France in the family of Russian immigrants. She was the youngest of four daughters. Her father, Vladimir Polyakov-Baydarov, actor of opera houses in Paris and Monte Carlo, left Moscow for France during World War I. Her mother Milica Envald was a dancer, daughter of a Russian general.
“I am Russian, only with a French passport. My father graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. When the First World War began, he went to France, to go a volunteer into the army. He was the only son of a widowed mother, and he wasn’t taken to the Russian army. My father became a pilot, was wounded and was awarded the military cross. After the war, he stayed in France, worked at the Paris Opera, sang at the Opera de Monte Carlo. He was familiar with Modigliani, Matisse, Delaunay. My mother's family left Russia in 1919. Mom was in Belgrade when she met my father - Vladimir Polyakov, who came on tour. My mom grew up in St. Petersburg.”
Russians in Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is dedicated to the history of ice hockey, and is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. First Hall of Fame was opened in 1943 in Kingston by James Thomas Sutherland.
On August 28, 1961 NHL Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
There are only five Russian (Soviet) hockey players and one coach in the Hall of Fame.
Fabulous Russian photographers
Russian fairy tales come to life in the pictures made by talented photographer Margarita Kareva
from Ekaterinburg. Russian photo artist takes wonderful fantasy pictures. Her photos are incredibly believable scenes from different fairy tales. She creates her fantasy world full of mysteries and magic. Her photos are magical, beautiful, bright and memorable.
Pavel Bure - Russian ice hockey player
Pavel Bure is a talented Soviet and Russian hockey player, who has become a true legend of the Russian hockey, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1990). For his speed Bure was nicknamed Russian Rocket.
Pavel was born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow. The boy was born in the family of famous swimmer Vladimir Bure, four time Olympic medalist and 17 time champion of the USSR. Pavel is the grandson of the famous swimming coach Valery Bure, brother of another famous hockey player Valery Bure, and descendant of the founder of the famous watch company Pavel Bure.
Pavel began playing hockey at the age of 6.