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1790. A little Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna dressed in kokoshnik and sarafan

Tragic sisters: Elena and Alexandra Pavlovna

Alexandra Pavlovna in traditional kokoshnik and sarafan (unknown artist). / Alexandra Pavlovna en traje tradicional con kokoshnik y sarafan (artista desconocido).

This portrait of Catherine II The Great of 1780, thought to be painted by Italian artist Stefano Torelli. Catherine is 51 years old here. Catherine wears a replica of ancient Russian gown prepared for masquerade. Catherine enjoyed Russian style in gowns as it made her body looked thinner but Russian court followed French fashion. The combination of Russian and European styles in great gowns of women appeared only with Catherine's grandson Nikolay I.

Catherine II (Catherine the Great) in the Russian national costume, by anonymous artist (after) Stefano Torelli .

Tolstoy on the object of life. "Art thou doing the right thing?" via Brain Pickings

Tolstoy Reads from His ‘Calendar of Wisdom’ in a Rare Recording Shortly Before His Death

Leo Tolstoy ~ Born Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy September 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Empire Died November 1910 (aged in Astapovo, Russian Empire. Russian novelist regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

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The Volga Germans (German: Wolgadeutsche or Russlanddeutsche, Russian: Povolzhskie nemtsy) were ethnic Germans living along the River Volga in the region of southeastern European Russia around Saratov and to the south. Recruited in the time of Catherine the Great as immigrants to Russia in the 18th century, they were allowed to maintain their German culture, language, traditions and churches: (Lutheran, Reformed, Catholics, and Mennonites).

Volga-Germans-US - German Americans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Temporary quarters for Volga Germans in central Kansas, Uploaded by Rjensen

Snow Leopard - so beautiful

Top 10 Photos of Big Cats

Snow leopard (Panthera uncia or Uncia uncia) is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia.

The Dowager (or Imperial Pelican) Fabergé egg, is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1898.[2] The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter 1898.

The Dowager (or Imperial Pelican) Fabergé egg, is a jewelled Easter egg[ made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in

Princess Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova, lived 1743 –1810, though her memoirs list her birth date as 1744, they are footnoted as a "slip of the pen") was at one time the closest female friend of Empress Catherine the Great and a major figure of the Russian Enlightenment. Her name was often spelt in English as Princess Dashkov.

Princess Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova, was at one time the closest female friends of Empress Catherine the Great and a major figure of the Russian Enlightenment.

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