Famous People

Biographies of worldwide known Russians

Lives of many famous Russian people – artists, poets, painters, composers, sportsmen, military officers, politicians, scientists – are related to St Petersburg. Some, like Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Kutuzov, were born in Saint Petersburg, some moved here in early years or adult life. For instance, Aleksandr Pushkin, Marc Chagall, Sergei Rachmaninoff. So on the page you can find the biographies of many known worldwide people whose life, art and actions in a way were influenced by Saint Petersburg.

bronze horseman monument in st petersburg The Tsar of Russia: Peter the Great

A legendary person in the history of not only St Petersburg, but Russia as a whole. He was the one to introduce so many changes in the cultural, political and social life of the society that no other person so far could accomplish. EARLY LIFE Petr Alekseevich was born on June 9, 1672 and educated […]

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Pushkin on the Art Square Pushkin: Greatest Russian Poet

The 6th of June is a special day in Russian literature, as it is the birthday of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (1799 – 1837) who is considered as the creator of the modern Russian language. Have you heard of Pushkin? Most likely you read one of his masterpieces, like Eugene Onegin, The Captain’s Daughter, Boris Godunov […]

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st petersburg literature Saint-Petersburg in the literature

Artistic images surround us everywhere. After all, most writers find inspiration in nature and the outside world! Anna Akhmatova versified, “…I wish you knew the kind of garbage heap. Wild verses grow on, paying shame no heed”. And she was absolutely right! The Petersburg that Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev, Bely, Akhmatova, Brodsky, Blok, […]

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