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Russian Historic Personalities by George Stuart

Russian Historic Personalities by George Stuart

Russian Historic Personalities by George Stuart

For more than 50 years, American sculptor and historian George Stuart creates wax models of historical figures. He has made four hundred sculptures of famous and infamous people of world history. His sculptures are very realistic and the artist also writes monologues about the life and times of the Historical Figures.
His works are exhibited in museums and private collections. George works in his studio located in Ojai, California.
I’d like you to look at Russian historic personalities.
If you want to meet more well-known people and learn about the history visit author’s official site. There are famous historic persons from France, China, England, Italy and America in his collection.
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Famous Russian Cats

Kitten in General Lizyukov Street, Voronezh

Kitten in General Lizyukov Street, Voronezh


On October 24, 1745 Empress Elizabeth of Russia ordered to bring cats to catch mice in the royal palace. Cats are very cute animals. We can see a lot of pictures of them on the Internet, we keep them as pets, and there are a lot of monuments in different cities and towns all over the world dedicated to them. But let’s talk about the cats famous in Russia.

Kazan Mouse Hunters
On October 24, 1745 Elizabeth, who was very afraid of rats and mice lived in the royal chambers, ordered to bring in cats – mouse hunters to destroy rodents. It was the governor of the Khanate of Kazan who gave the Empress the piece of advice. He promised to catch and send to St. Petersburg 30 (other sources say 300) cats rat-catchers. It is known that Kazan cats were very large and had wide muzzles. Only male cats were sent to the Russian capital. At first they lived in a small palace and then in the Winter Palace.
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Nostradamus predictions about Russia

Nostradamus

Nostradamus


Michel de Nostredame or Nostradamus (December 14, 1503 – July 1, 1566) is most famous for his book Les Propheties, which consists of rhymed quatrains (4-line poems) grouped into sets of 100, called Centuries.
Nostradamus predicted many events in world history, including the French Revolution, the atom bomb, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
On March 1, 1555 the first book of Nostradamus predictions was published. There are prophecies about Russia in it.

1. Ivan the Terrible
Nostradamus lived in France and he had almost no opportunity to get any information about the internal affairs of Russia. However, the prophet was able to predict the events of the reign of Ivan IV Vasilyevich the Terrible, some of them come true during his lifetime. They were primarily about priest Silvestre’s reforms and changes
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Lenin all over the world

Vietnam Lenin

City Center, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 22, 2010 (Photo HOANG DINH NAM | AFP | Getty Images)


Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary, was included on a list of 100 prominent people of the 20th century by Time magazine.
There are a lot of monuments to the great leader of the proletariat, both in Russia and abroad. Many of them were destroyed, but some can be seen today in different countries.

The oldest Lenin in Noginsk
The town has the status of historical settlement. In addition to the glorious history and traditions of the Old Believers, Noginsk has three monuments to the leader of the world proletariat here, there is the world’s oldest stone grandfather Lenin among them. It was local craftsman Fyodor Kuznetsov, who created the monument. They were going to open the monument on the first day of 1924, but due to heavy frost construction was delayed.
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Ivan the Terrible and his wives

bride show

Bride show


On October 28, 1571, Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) married Marfa Sobakina. The marriage was short-lived. 15 days later the girl died. It was not the first marriage of the terrible tsar. How many wives did he have and who they were? Let’s see.
Marfa Sobakina
Ivan the Terrible arranged the bride show to choose his third wife: two thousand most beautiful girls were brought to Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. First, the tsar selected 24 beauties, then – 12. The “contest” was a serious one: the girls were examined by doctors. Marfa Sobakina was the most beautiful and the healthiest. On June 26, 1571 the tsar announced the engagement. At that time, Ivan the Terrible relied on Malyuta Skuratova. It was he who advised to choose the bride. Because of the marriage Malyuta became related to the royal family. At the wedding, his wife and daughter were Marfa’s bridesmaids and Malyuta and his son-in-law Boris Godunov were groomsmen. However, the bride almost immediately fell ill. Two weeks later Marfa died. The reasons for her death are unknown, although there are many versions: poisoning, a mysterious potion, witchcraft…
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Yaroslav the Wise – Russian Prince

Yaroslav the Wise Russian Prince

Yaroslav the Wise – Russian Prince. Photo: terraoko.com

Yaroslav the Wise was Prince of Rostov (987-1010), Prince of Novgorod (1010-1034), Grand Prince of Kiev (1016-1018, 1019-1054).
Yaroslav was a son of Prince Vladimir the Baptist of Russia and Princess Rogneda Rogvolodovna, father, grandfather and uncle of many rulers of Europe.
He went down in history as one of the most powerful rulers of Kievan Rus, the originator of the first known set of laws in Russia – “Russian Truth” (Russkaya Pravda). “Russian Truth” was one of the most important sources on the history of legal, economic and social relations in Russia.
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Scottish People in Russian History

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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