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...
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks. One day, while walking in the forest, she lost her way. She walked and walked, until she came across the three bears’ house. The little girl went into the house, but
Writer, critic, philosopher. Born at the Russian naval fortress of Sveaborg outside Helsinki (1811) in the family of naval physician Grigory Belynsky (1784–1835). Lived on Gryaznaya (now Marat) Street in St Petersburg (1839).
This image dates from a miracle-working icon of the Mother of God kept at the St Cosmas Monastery of the Dormition near Vladimir. According to legend, the icon miraculously appeared to a monk called Cosmas in the River Yakhren
Poet, critic, memoirist. Father of Prince Pavel Vyazemsky. Born in Moscow (1792) in the family of Prince Andrei Vyazemsky (1754–1807) and Jenny O’Reilly (1762–1802). Studied at boarding schools run by Jesuits and the St
The Congregation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Orthodox Church on the day after Christmas (26 December/8 January). The iconography is based on the words of an Orthodox hymn sung during the Christmas watch