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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.

Stepan Razin, also known as Stenka Razin, was the leader of the uprising in 1670-1671. He became a hero of folklore, and then the main character of the first Russian film.

Stenka Razin

Stenka Razin

Yemelyan Pugachev was the leader of the Peasants War of 1773-1775 in Russia, known as the Pugachev’s Rebellion.

Yemelyan Pugachev

Yemelyan Pugachev

Boris Godunov was de facto ruler of the state from 1587 to 1598, and on February 17, 1598 he became Russian Tsar.

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov

Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov (1596-1645) was the first of the Romanov Tsars. He was the son of Fyodor Nikitich Romanov (later – the Patriarch of Moscow Filaret) and Xenia Ivanovna Romanova (nee Shestova).

Mikhail Romanov

Mikhail Romanov

Patriarch of Moscow Filaret

Patriarch of Moscow Filaret

Alexis the Quietest (19 March 1629 – 29 January 1676) was the second of the Romanov Tsars.

Alexis the Quietest

Alexis the Quietest

Peter I the Great was the Russian Tsar (since 1682) and the first Emperor of Russia (1721). He was one of the most eminent statesmen who determined the direction of development of Russia in XVIII century.

Peter the Great

Peter the Great

Catherine I (Martha Skavronskaya) was the Empress of Russia, the second wife of Peter I the Great, the mother of Empress Elizabeth. In her honor Peter I established the Order of St. Catherine (in 1713) and the city of Yekaterinburg in the Urals was named after her in 1723. There is Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo in St. Petersburg.

Catherine I

Catherine I

Catherine II the Great was the Empress of All Russia (1762-1796). The period of her reign is often considered the golden age of the Russian Empire.

Catherine II

Catherine II

Alexander II Nikolaevich was the Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland (1855-1881). He entered the Russian history as Liberator (in connection with the abolition of serfdom in 1861). Alexander was killed in a terrorist attack organized by party “Narodnaya Volya”.

Alexander II

Alexander II

Nicholas II Alexandrovich was the last Emperor of All Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. Moreover, he was Admiral of the Fleet and Field Marshal of the British Army.

Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna - the wife of Nicholas II

Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna – the wife of Nicholas II

Nicholas II Tsarevich Alexei

Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei

Grigori Rasputin was a peasant from village Pokrovskoe, Tobolsk province. He became worldwide famous thanks to his proximity to the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II.

Grigori Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (real name Ulyanov) was a Russian and Soviet politician and statesman, revolutionary, founder of the Bolshevik Party, one of the leaders of the October Revolution (1917), philosopher, writer, founder of Marxism-Leninism, and founder of the Third (Communist) International, the founder of the Soviet Union.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Joseph Stalin (real name – Dzhugashvili) was Soviet statesman, political and military leader.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin