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...
A mean and greedy priest had a workman, Balda, who did not receive any payment for his labour, except the right to give the priest three slaps in the face. When the time came for payment, the priest grew frightened, and decided
Artist. Born in Bremen in Germany (1872). Studied painting at the Düsseldorf Akademie der Künste (1890–95). Founding member of the Worpswede group of artists. Contributed to the development of Jugendstil in Germany.
Home of the first Russian chancellor Gavriil Golovkin (1720s). Inherited by his son Count Mikhail Golovkin. After his arrest, the building housed the Hofintendant Office and then palace choir singers (from 1750). Rebuilt as a
Marly was designed by Johann Friedrich Braunstein and built between 1720 and 1723. Because it stood between the large Marly Pond and four fishponds, this small royal residence was originally called the “Palace between the
Photographer, designer, artist. Born in the family of Vyacheslav Piganov in Moscow (1962). Organised the School Gallery with Irina Piganova. Designed sets for Ivan Dykhovichny’s films Red Series (1989), Female Role (1994) and