Google+

Russian Personalities

People well-known in art, sport, film, fashion

Category Archive: Random beauty

Katerina Plotnikova – Russian photographer

Creative photos by Katerina Plotnikova

Creative photos by Katerina Plotnikova


Katerina Plotnikova is a severe Russian photographer. Her photos look like they are photoshopped, but Katerina like a real Russian photographer creates wonderful pictures with dangerous wild animals and fearless models. Animal trainers take part in shooting. It’s not easy getting a photo with a bear, the symbol of power, hugging the fragile princess, deer, the poisonous snake and many others.
But even without the trained animals Plotnikova’s pictures have some mystique, mystery and charm.
There is an original fantasy in the style of “Alice in Wonderland” by Carroll and indescribable atmosphere in the work of a young photo artist.
More »

Yana Lapikova – Vladimir Putin’s personal photographer

Yana Lapikova

Yana Lapikova – Vladimir Putin’s personal photographer

In 2011 Yana Lapikova became Vladimir Putin’s personal photographer. She is a very beautiful girl, who was dreaming of becoming a photographer.
Yana is a member of the pro-Kremlin youth organization “Young Russia”, as well as ex – model. In 2008, 23-year-old Lapikova participated in the Miss Moscow contest. She previously worked for a Russian news agency.
Her first photos were taken during Putin’s stay in Volga District.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the girl was employed because of her high professional qualities. According to Peskov they could not find a suitable employee for a long time because the salary was much lower than in international photo agencies.
More »

Stylish Russian pensioners

Stylish Russian pensioners
Stylish Russian pensioners
Igor Gavar, a photographer from Omsk, takes photos of elderly people in the streets of Russian cities. Here are babushka and dedushka (grandma and grandpa), who have a sense of style and don’t forget their image, despite the circumstances.
For a long time the idea of beauty associated only with the cult of youth. Gavar’s project “Oldushka” is an attempt to expand our understanding of the age and style. These people were young when any manifestation of individuality was suppressed. However, even years later, they have a wonderful sense of style and dress up as if nothing had happened. Neither the circumstances, nor the power of stereotypes associated with age are able to overcome their desire to look beautiful.
More »

Alexandra Nikolaenko, Contemporary Cinderella

Alexandra Nikolaenko

Alexandra Nikolaenko, Contemporary Cinderella

Do not believe those who say that miracles do not happen today. They do! But you need to work hard.
Alexandra Nikolaenko – Contemporary Cinderella
Alexandra is the embodiment of the American dream, and Slavic too. Successful, rich, beautiful. Someone certainly says that you just need a good marriage… but! Before you find a decent husband, you need to achieve something yourself.
An ordinary girl from an ordinary family, blessed with an unusual, fragile appearance, charm, tenacity and a will of iron, became the titular beauty, collected of about ten different titles and crowns.
Her fate is like a fairy tale, the real Cinderella story. But her prince is 36 years older than she. However, he is fabulously rich.
More »

Photo Project – Best of Russia

Best Photos of Russia
Photo project Best of Russia was organized in 2008 by Contemporary Art Center “Winzavod” and covers all regions of the country. Any citizen of Russia can take part in the annual competition. But pictures should be taken only in Russia.
Professional and amateur photographers have taken wonderful pictures of animals, Russian nature and of course, people. Let’s have a look at the most interesting photos 2013!
The full photo collection you can find at the Competition Official Site.
More »

Famous Footballers Russian Wives

Famous Footballers Russian Wives
Most of the girls love this sport because of footballers, who are handsome, famous and rich. But there are a lot of womanizers among them. To marry a football player is not only very hard but practically impossible.
For example, Cristiano Ronaldo was going to marry Irina Shayk in 2012, but she is still a bride.
And another couple – 30-year-old TV presenter Victoria Lopyreva and 23 -year-old Dynamo striker Fedor Smolov arranged a date of the wedding on September 27. 300 guests were invited and the celebration was postponed indefinitely. However, some time ago the wedding ceremony was held in the Maldives.
Here you can look at beautiful footballers’ wives – civil and … ex.
More »

Snegurochka – Russian New Year character

russian snegurochka

Russian Snegurochka


Russian people have their New Year Trinity – Ded Moroz, his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Snowman. There are a lot of different Santas all over the world, but Snegurochka is the only! She is Russian heritage. Maiden image is a symbol of frozen water, she is forever young and cheerful pagan goddess.
In 1873, Alexander Ostrovsky wrote the play “Snow Maiden”, where the girl appeared as Ded Moroz’s daughter. In 1882, Rimsky – Korsakov staged an opera based on the play. V.M. Vasnetsov painted costumes for the opera. In 1968 was filmed a movie “Snow Maiden” by Pavel Kadochnikov.
In early 1937 Ded Moroz and his granddaughter first appeared together in the Moscow House of Unions (the most important New Year tree festival of the Soviet Union).
More »

Page 4 of 11« First...23456...10...Last »