Dutch engraver, cartographer. Studied engraving under Romeyn de Hooghe (1676–79). Taught etching to Peter the Great during his Great Embassy to Holland (1697) and was invited to Russia to work on commissions and train Russian artists (1698). Headed the engraving workshop at the Moscow Armoury.
Photographer. Born in the family of Victor Buivid in Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine (1962). Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk School of Art (1981) and Dnepropetrovsk University (1988). Lives and works in St Petersburg (since
Painter, teacher. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1872–82). Awarded two minor silver medals (1876), two major silver medals (1877, 1878), a minor gold medal (1880) and a major gold medal (1882). Fellow of the Imperial
Princess Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice of Hesse was born at the New Palace in Darmstadt on 6 June 1872. She was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United
The mansion at 4 Gorokhovsky Lane in Moscow was built between 1789 and 1791 by Mikhail Kazakov for a retired brigadier called Ivan Demidov. The decor of the facades and state apartments was designed by the architect in the
Composer, conductor. Born in St Petersburg in the family of publisher Konstantin Glazunov (1865). Wrote orchestral works and the ballets Raymonda (1898) and The Four Seasons (1900). Professor (1899). Director of the St