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Aleksei Chaly – Comandante Cha

Aleksei Chaly

Aleksei Chaly. Photo:

Aleksei Chaly is a Russian businessman, who was self-declared as mayor of Sevastopol in February 2014.
Chaly is the most mysterious politician of our time. He became almost the most popular person not only in Crimea, but in the whole of Russia. He is an intellectual in a sweater, quoting Bulgakov and Vertinsky. Chaly led the return of Sevastopol to Russia without firing a shot. The reunion was the main aim of his life for 23 years.
On 18 March 2014 Chaly signed the Treaty on the Adoption of the Republic of Crimea to Russia together with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov in the Kremlin.
On April 1, 2014 Aleksei was appointed as acting Governor of Sevastopol City by Russia. You know, Aleksei occupied this position till April 14, 2014, when he was replaced by Sergey Menyaylo.
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Natalia Poklonskaya – Crimean Prosecutor

Natalia Poklonskaya

Natalia Poklonskaya – Crimean Prosecutor

Natalia Poklonskaya is a Russian statesman, a lawyer, a State Duma deputy and an ex-prosecutor of the Crimea. Previously, she served as chief prosecutor of the Main Department of the Attorney General in Simferopol. And on March 11, 2014, 33-year-old Poklonskaya was approved as a prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
She described the EuroMaidan revolt as an “anti-constitutional coup”.
In 2016, Poklonskaya was in the column of the Immortal Regiment with the miraculous icon of St. Tsar Nicholas II. A similar action, organized in Simferopol, gathered 40 thousand people.
Pretty girl was born on March 18, 1980. Natalia is divorced and has daughter Anastasia. Her hobbies are drawing and playing the piano.
Her photos from social networks have spread all over the Internet and became a hit. Because of that, she removed her page in Odnoklassniki. Poklonskaya gained great popularity throughout the world thanks to her lovely appearance.
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Maria Kozhevnikova – Russian actress, politician

Maria Kozhevnikova

Maria Kozhevnikova – Russian actress, politician

Maria Kozhevnikova is a Russian actress, member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. You know, she represents Siberian city Tomsk in Russian parliament.
Kozhevnikova, star of the television series Univer, was Russian Playboy’s cover girl in 2009 and was voted the country’s sexiest woman by Maxim magazine.
Maria was born on November 14, 1984 in Moscow into the family of Soviet ice hockey player Alexander Kozhevnikov, two-time Olympic champion and Merited Master of Sports. Mother of the future actress and politician worked as an English teacher.
Pretty girl was born in the Soviet Union, but grew up in Europe, because her father, hockey player, played in England, Sweden and Switzerland. The family traveled with him. In England and Sweden, Maria immediately made friends with classmates, but in Switzerland, there were many problems. The Swiss did not like immigrants and the girl had to fight with bullies.
Several times Maria was literally on the verge of death. 11-year-old girl was incorrectly diagnosed with peritonitis, interns took her to surgery and removed healthy appendix. The next time Maria was training for several hours without a break and fainted. Falling down she hit her head badly and broke her arm. A few years ago Kozhevnikova miraculously survived after car-truck crash.
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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.
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Vladimir Putin – Russian President

Vladimir Putin - Russian president

Vladimir Putin – Russian president

Vladimir Putin is an outstanding political and state figure of Russia, current President of the Russian Federation, former chairman of the United Russia party. Since 2000, he succeeded the ex-president of Russia Boris Yeltsin as head of state. Besides, he has been running the country for the fourth time. Thanks to the successful and clear work of the Russian president, there have been cardinal changes in both the economy and politics, which is why many experts call Russia-2008 and Russia-2000 completely different states.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Saint Petersburg.
Putin’s father and mother were factory workers. Vladimir was the third son in the family, two elder brothers, born back in the 30th, died in childhood. Working family lived in a communal apartment in Leningrad. His father Vladimir Spiridonovich was a former front-line soldier, served in the sabotage detachments of the NKVD during the Great Patriotic War, and later took an active part in the defense of Leningrad. The mother Maria Ivanovna worked at the plant, and afterwards she was a nurse in a local hospital. She survived the siege of Leningrad, was a very kind and responsive person. The parents died in 1998 and 1999 of cancer, and not having had time to enjoy their son’s success in politics.
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Russian leaders on Time cover

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Russian leaders on Time cover

Russian leaders on Time cover
Joseph Stalin
Stalin appeared on the cover of U.S. weekly 11 times. In 1939, Time named him the first Man of the Year for signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The peace treaty with Germany was named “last attempt to resist the Third Reich by means of diplomacy”. Weekly described the document as a sentence to Poland, which under the terms of the pact was divided between the Soviet Union and Germany. In 1942, the magazine recognized Stalin as Person of the Year again and awarded him the title for fierce resistance to the invasion of Nazi Germany during the first years of the war.
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Yuri Abramochkin – reportage photographer

Yuri Abramochkin

Yuri Abramochkin – living legend

Yuri Abramochkin is a unique photographer whose work has entered the golden fund of Soviet photojournalism. He gained international fame as a reportage photographer in the country in which the official position of news always was expressed with the phrase: “Nothing happens”. But even at that time he was a real photojournalist. Generally, reportage photographers (at least, the best of them) are often included in the history thanks to their photos. Abramochkin did it more than once. He took photos of all eight leaders of Russia in the last fifty years, and many leaders of other countries: Richard Nixon and four other American presidents, Yasser Arafat, Elizabeth II, Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher …
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