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, graphic artist, designer. Born in the family of Vladimir Myslin in Moscow (1901). Studied under Konstantin Korovin and Mikhail Le Blanc at various schools of art (1918), VKhUTEMAS (1922–24), State Theatrical Institute
Photographer, journalist. Born in the family of Grigory Petrusov in Rostov-on-Don (1903). Interested in photography from the age of fourteen (1917). Graduated from grammar school (1920) and worked as a bookkeeper at the Rostov
Painter, graphic artist, teacher, writer on art. Father of artist Alexander Gritsai (1950–1988). Born in St Petersburg (1914) in the family of a mathematics teacher called Mikhail Gritsai who was killed fighting for the Reds in
Lithographer, draughtsman, painter. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1855–61). Awarded a minor silver medal (1860) and the title of free artist of portrait painting (1861). Ran a lithographic studio in St Petersburg
On 17 December 1837, a fire broke out at the Winter Palace due to a faulty chimney between the gallery and the wooden vault of the Hall of Peter the Great. The blaze raged for over thirty hours on the second and third floors of