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.
Painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of Alexei Scherbinin in Moscow (1954). Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Polygraphy (1980). Took up abstract painting (1989). Member of the Union of Artists (1990). Lives and
Family of Alexis Mikhailovich and Maria Miloslavskaya
Tsarevna Martha Alexeyevna was the third child and second daughter of Alexis Mikhailovich and Maria Miloslavskaya. She was born in Moscow on 26 August 1652 and baptised at the Monastery of the Miracle with her aunt Tsarevna
Photographer. Born in the family of a rural dean called Alexander Lobovikov in the village of Belaya in Vyatka Province (1870). Studied at Glazov Religious Seminary. Worked as an apprentice in a photographic studio in Vyatka
Alexander II was the first child and eldest son of Nicholas I and Alexandra Fyodorovna. He was born in Moscow on 17 April 1818.
Alexander II was very different in character to his strong-willed and single-minded father. When
Russia expanded down the eastern and western shores of the Black Sea in the first half of the nineteenth century, hoping to eventually gain possession of Constantinople and the Turkish Straits. The decline of the Ottoman