Russian Personalities

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Vladimir Zarubin – Soviet painter, cartoonist

Vladimir Zarubin
Vladimir Zarubin (1925-1996) was a Soviet painter, cartoonist (animator) and perhaps the best Soviet postcard master. He was born on August 7, 1925 in the Andriyanovka village, Oryol region. He took part in the Great Patriotic War. According to his son, the Germans occupied the town and Vladimir was moved to Germany, worked in a labor camp in Ruhr, where he was later liberated by the U.S. troops. After the war, from 1945 to 1949 Zarubin served as a gunner in the Soviet army. Since 1949, he began his career as an artist – first worked in the Ministry of Coal Industry and from 1950 to 1958 at the factory. In 1958 he graduated from the Moscow evening secondary school. From 1957 to 1982 Zarubin worked as an animator in “Soyuzmultfilm” studio, where he had taken part in the creation of about a hundred drawing cartoons. In the late 1970s, Vladimir was admitted to the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR. Zarubin is also known as a greeting card artist. In 2007 was published the catalog of his postcards.
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Ded Moroz vs Santa Claus

Ded Moroz vs. Santa Claus
Ded Moroz vs Santa Claus
They both became a symbol of the New Year holiday.
First I’d like to say some words about Ded Moroz (or Moroz, Grandfather Frost, Treskun, Studenetz). He is a Slavonic deity, Lord of the winter cold.
Hard to believe, but in the twentieth century Grandfather Frost had nearly disappeared! After the revolution, it was decided that to celebrate Christmas and New Year was bad for the people! However, in 1935 Ded Moroz appeared on New Year celebrations. It’s difficult to imagine that almost for 20 years the New Year was banned!
Prior to 1998, all-union, and then the All-Russian Ded Moroz lived in Arkhangelsk. In 1998, Moscow Mayor Luzhkov and the governor of the Vologda region Pozgalev housed fabulous old man in Veliky Ustyug, Vologda region.
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Undefeated Alexander Pokryshkin

Aleksandr Pokryshkin
On November 13, 1985 passed away National Hero of the Soviet Union, Russia’s national hero, the legendary fighter pilot Alexander Pokryshkin. He became the first three-time Hero of the Soviet Union.
The author of the formula “Height – speed – maneuver – fire” was born March 6, 1913 in Novonikolayevsk (now – Novosibirsk ) in a working class family. He graduated from the Perm school of aviation technicians. In September 1938 he passed the exams without attending lectures at the flying club. In 1939 Pokryshkin graduated from Kachin Air Force Pilot School. After it, the young man was sent to the 55th Fighter Wing, to the Soviet- Romanian border.
On the first day of the Great Patriotic War, Alexander shot down … Soviet bomber Su-2. Of course, by mistake. The wounded pilot landed in a field on the fuselage and the culprit had not received severe punishment.
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Yuri Vlasov – legend of sport

Yury Vlasov
Yuri Vlasov is a unique person – military engineer, World Record holder and Olympic champion, writer and historian, politician. He was one of the greatest heroes in the history of the planet. Real Russian bogatyr, who was able to set 31 World Records during his career.
Yuri was born on December 5, 1935 in the town of Makeyevka, Donetsk region.
About his father – Peter, who had reached a rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR, Vlasov wrote in his book “Special Region of China”. Thanks to his father Yuri is fluent in Chinese. Yuri was interested in reading and wanted to become a diplomat, like his father.
Vlasov studied at the Saratov Suvorov Military School, was good at skiing and ice skating.
In 1953, after graduating from school, Yuri left Saratov and entered the Zhukovsky Air Force Academy in Moscow, where he became interested in weightlifting. Vlasov began to train hard.
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Vladimir Myravyov – landscape painter

Bear in the forest

Bear in the forest

Count Vladimir Myravyov (1861 – 1940) was a fashionable landscape painter in the early 20th century in St. Petersburg.
Perhaps he was the only one of the Russian artists who managed to poetisize Russian hunting (As for me, I hate hunters, but his paintings show beautiful nature and animals).
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, was a member of the St. Petersburg Society of Artists and the Society of Russian watercolors. Muravyov took an active part in the academic exhibitions , his works were published in many pre-revolutionary periodicals. The personal exhibition was held in 1893. From 1922 he worked in the Drama Theatre.
Painter’s works are in many regional museums, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad. He signed his pictures as Count Muravyov.
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Daniil Fedorov – popular artist

Daniil Fedorov

Daniil Fedorov – popular artist

Daniil Fedorov is a famous Moscow artist. He is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, the Union of Artists of Russia, the International Arts Foundation. His paintings are permanently exhibited in Moscow and abroad. The artist has had more than 60 solo exhibitions.
Fedorov was born on March 9, 1979 in Moscow. His great-grandfather, grandfather and grandmother were painters. Daniil’s father is a film and theater actor and his mother is a costume designer, graphic artist, art historian.
Fedorov began to paint at home and then entered art school. In 2001 he graduated from the Department of Graphic of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. In 1997 Fedorov attended art classes by Professor Anthony Droege at the Indiana University South Bend (IUSB), USA.
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Russian athletes at Winter Olympics in Sochi

White hopes. Russian athletes at Winter Olympics in Sochi.
It was announced that the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held on February 7, 2014.
Now no one can name all athletes who will participate in Sochi. We are going to name only the brightest Russians, who will take part in Winter Olympics.
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