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Most famous Russian girls

most famous russian girls

Most famous Russian girls


On December 19, 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child.
And I’d like to tell about seven Russian girls who became famous.

Anastasia Romanova
Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, will forever remain the girl in the memory of Russian people. Anastasia, along with her entire royal family, was canonized as a martyr.
During the First World War she was only fourteen years old and could not be a nurse, as older sisters and mother. Then she became the patroness of the hospital, gave her own money to buy medicine for the wounded, read aloud to them, gave concerts, wrote letters to their relatives, and played with them to distract from the pain, sewed clothes. She taught illiterate soldiers to read and write.
On July 17, 1918 Anastasia and her relatives were shot down in Yekaterinburg. Many years after the execution of the royal family there were rumors that Anastasia survived. There are films and cartoons about Anastasia Romanova’s fate.
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Russian Femme Fatales

gala dali

Gala and Dali


I’d like to tell you about Russian women who determined the course of development of art and even world history.

Elena Dyakonova
Elena Dyakonova, who became known as Gala was born on August 26, 1894 in Kazan in a poor family. Her father died early.
She was Dali and Eluard’s muse.
When the girl was 17 years old, she and her mother moved to Moscow, where they lived with her stepfather. In Moscow, Elena studied together with Tsvetaeva sisters at a grammar school. During that time she became ill with tuberculosis and was sent to Switzerland to obtain medical treatment. In Davos Elena became Gala. She was called so by young Frenchman Eugene Grindel, who later took the pseudonym Paul Eluard (his uncle’s name and grandmother’s surname). In 1917 they married, but their family life was neither careless nor routine.
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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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Beautiful Russian Biathletes

Beautiful Russian Biathletes

Beautiful Russian Biathletes


They are not only fast runners and perfect shooters, but also very beautiful girls. Let’s have a look at beautiful Russian biathletes.

Svetlana Sleptsova (July 31, 1986, Khanty-Mansiysk) is a 2010 Olympic champion, 2009 World champion, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, six-time World Cup winner, 2008 World Mixed Relay bronze medalist, six-time Russian champion, three-time junior world champion, two-time European junior champion, holder of the Order of Friendship, honorary citizen of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk. In 2008 Svetlana received Biathlon Award as Best newcomer of the Year.
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Facts about the name Tatiana

Princess Tatiana, daughter of Nicholas II

Princess Tatiana, daughter of Nicholas II


On January 25 all students celebrate Tatiana Day or Russian Students Day. It is a Russian religious holiday named after Saint Tatiana. She was a Christian martyr in Rome in 3rd century during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus. The Russian Orthodox Church declared Saint Tatiana the patron saint of students.
In 1755, Empress Elizabeth of Russia signed a decree on the establishment of the University in Moscow. The church of Saint Tatiana was later built in the university campus.
Here are some facts about Tatianas.
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Ksenia Sobchak and her love stories

Ksenia Sobchak beautiful blonde

Ksenia Sobchak – beautiful blonde


Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian TV and radio host, actress and socialite. She is best known for her stint as a presenter of the reality show Dom-2 (TNT), Blonde in Chocolate (Muz-TV), The Last Hero (Channel One). The girl has played more than a dozen roles in films and television series and is an author of five books.
Perhaps, she is one of the most talked about people in Russia.
Ksenia was born on November 5, 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into a family of a lawyer, Anatoly Sobchak, who was the first democratically-elected mayor of St. Petersburg from 1991 to 1996, and a historian, Lyudmila Narusova.
As a child, Ksenia studied ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre and painting at the Hermitage.
In 2000, Sobchak moved to Moscow, where she studied at MGIMO. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
From 2011 to 2012 Sobchak was a host of the TV show Russian Next Top Model, but later was replaced by model Irina Shayk.
On May 28, 2012 Ksenia became an editor-in-chief of the women’s magazine SNC (formerly known as Sex and the City).
Sobchak is one of the Top 100 most influential women in Russia.
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Russians in Guinness Book of World Records

Guinness World Records

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.
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