Известные люди

Биографии всемирно известных россиян

С Петербургом связаны жизни многих известных русских людей — художников, поэтов, художников, композиторов, спортсменов, военных, политиков, ученых. Некоторые, как Иосиф Бродский, Михаил Кутузов, родились в Санкт-Петербурге, некоторые переехали сюда в ранние годы или во взрослой жизни. Например, Александр Пушкин, Марк Шагал, Сергей Рахманинов. Итак, на странице вы можете найти биографии многих всемирно известных людей, на жизнь, творчество и деятельность которых в определенной степени повлиял Санкт-Петербург.

Grigory Rasputin surrounded by people Григорий Распутин. Святой старик или жулик мирового масштаба?

Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869 in the large village of Pokrovskoye in the Tobolsk province on the banks of the Siberian river Tura. Back in the middle of the 18th century, his ancestors, among the first settlers who mastered Siberia, settled in Pokrovskaya Sloboda. Father cultivated his allotment of land, and when the field […]

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Yuri Gagarin Юрий Гагарин. «Поехали»

April 12th is proclaimed the International Day of Human Space Flight, which is annually celebrated at the international level. In Russia, the holiday is called Cosmonautics Day. The date is timed to coincide with the first manned space flight, which was made by Y. A. Gagarin on the Vostok-1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. Yuri […]

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Alexander Nevsky Monument in St Petersburg Александр Невский: Покровитель Петербурга

Most likely you heard the name “Nevsky” in many locations of Saint Petersburg. But what do you really know about Alexander Nevsky who lived in 1220-1263? Today I suggest you getting in the history and learning more about his outstanding personality. Early life Speaking of his regalia, Alexander Yaroslavovich Nevsky was as Prince of Novgorod, […]

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Romanov Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Николай II: Последний российский император

Born in 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Nicolas spent his childhood in Gatchina, studied a lot, particularly economics, law, political history, warfare and languages. In April 1894 he married the future Russian Empress Aleksandra Feodorovna, who was actually a grand-daughter of the English queen Victoria. Their coronation took place on May 26th 1896 in the Cathedral […]

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Catherine 2 in St Petersburg Russia Екатерина Великая

Originally being a foreigner, Catherine II loved Russia and cared for the prosperity of its people. She ascended the throne as the result of the Palace Coup, she’s the longest ruling female leader. EARLY LIFE She was born in 1729 as Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst in Stettin, Prussia. Got home education, simultaneously studying […]

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Bronze Horseman monument in St Petersburg Царь России: Петр Великий

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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Joseph Aleksandrovich Brodsky - a writer, a translator, a teacher, the person known and respected in Russia and worldwide back then and now. Не вернулся: Иосиф Бродский

Joseph Aleksandrovich Brodsky (1940-1996) was a writer, a translator, a teacher, the person known and respected in Russia and worldwide back then and now. His biography is tightly connected to Leningrad (former name of St Petersburg) where he was born on May 24, 1940. The image of the post-war city stayed in the poet’s memory […]

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Pushkin on the Art Square Пушкин: величайший русский поэт

6 июня — особый день в русской литературе, так как это день рождения Александра Сергеевича Пушкина (1799 — 1837), который считается создателем современного русского языка. О нем знаю далеко за пределами России. Скорее всего, вы читали один из его шедевров — «Евгений Онегин», «Капитанская дочка», «Борис Годунов» или «Руслан и Людмила». Интересно, что критики 19 […]

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st petersburg literature Санкт-Петербург в литературе

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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