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...
Sculptor. Born in the family of Josif Neizvestny in Sverdlovsk (1925). Volunteered to fight in the Second World War (1942), wounded in Austria at the very end of the war (1945). Believed killed and posthumously awarded the
Built for the head of the city council Prince Alexei Dolgorukov (1720s). Housed the Naval Academy (1733). Awarded to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1759) and dismantled during construction of a new Academy
Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich was the second child and first son of Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna. He was born in Tsarskoe Selo on 8 September 1843 and known in the family as “Nixa.”
Nicholas became the heir to the
Painter. Born in the family of Yevgeny Vechtomov in Moscow (1923). Fought in the Second World War, including the Battle of Stalingrad (1942–43), escaped twice from a German prisoner-of-war camp. Later drew inspiration from his
Feodor II was the ninth child and third son of Alexis Mikhailovich and Maria Miloslavskaya. He was born in Moscow on 30 May 1661 and crowned in the Dormition Cathedral on 18 June 1676. Educated by a monk called Simeon Polotsky,