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...
Painter, teacher. Elder brother of the revolutionary Pavel Jacoby (1842–1913). Studied at Kazan Grammar School and Kazan University and enlisted in the Simbirsk Home Guard during the Crimean War (1854–55). Studied under Alexei
Sergei Diaghilev opened the Exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists at the Baron Stieglitz Museum in St Petersburg in January 1898. This was the first joint action of the World of Art. Besides contributions from such Finnish
Amateur artist, art historian, curator, collector. Father of Konstantin Somov and Anna Somova-Mikhailova. Attended the School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists while a pupil at the Pyotr Larin Grammar
Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer, interior designer, teacher. Born in Kaluga in the family of Alexei Kudryashov, a constructor who made models of rockets for Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1896). Studied at the Stroganov
Vasilisa Melentieva was the seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible. She married Ivan IV circa 1575. Very little is known about her, except that she is rumoured to have been buried alive along with her lover, Ivan Kolychev, at