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.
Sculptor, teacher. Born as Alexei Popov in the family of Fyodor Popov in Tver (1903). Later adopted the pseudonym of Alexei Yevgenyevich Zelensky. Studied at the Nizhny Novgorod Technical College of Art (1924–26) and under
Chess is one of the world’s most popular games and dates back to chaturanga, a sixth-century Indian battle game involving four armies. Chess spread from India into neighbouring Persia, from where it found its way to Russia. The
Painter, graphic artist, lithographer, writer. Born in Torzhok in Tver Province to Colonel Georgy Jawlensky of the Russian army and his second wife Alexandra Medvedeva (1864). Grew up at the family estate of Kuzlovo near the
Performance artist, writer, actor. Born in the family of Yury Mamyshev in Leningrad (1969). Alternative singer (late 1980s). Held his first creative evening at an exhibition of Neo-Academist art at the House of Culture of