The Polar Star was built in St Petersburg in 1888 and launched in 1891. The imperial yacht served as part of the Guard Equipage. In June 1917, the ship was taken over by the Baltic Fleet. In 1936, aft...
This imperial steam yacht was built in Great Britain and launched in 1874. It served as part of the Guard Equipage. In November 1917, the Tsarevna was interred in port and later broken up for scrap me...
Swiss engraver, painter. Son of a coachman, father of Matthias Gabriel Lory. Studied under Johann Ludwig Aberli and Caspar Wolf. Visited Geneva and St Gallen. Returned to Berne, where he coloured the works of other artists and
Swiss painter, engraver. Worked in Paris and Bonneville. Contributed lithographs to Giuseppe Daziaro’s series of views of Moscow and St Petersburg. Lithographed the drawings of Vasily Sadovnikov and Luigi Premazzi. Contributed
Jeweller, goldsmith, silversmith, merchant, industrialist. Cousin of Carl Wenig. Born in St Petersburg (1846) in the family of Gustav Fabergé and his Swedish wife Charlotte Jungstedt (1820–1903). Studied at the Annenschule in
Spillikins (biryulki) was a set of toy objects, such as furniture, crockery, ladders, hats, sticks and agricultural implements. Several people played the game. The players were supposed to take it in turns to draw the objects
Running along the left bank of the River Neva between the Admiralty and the New Admiralty Canal, the English Embankment was originally called Lower Embankment Street (1738), St Isaac’s or Galernaya (Galley) Street (second half