Russian Famous People

B-2 Russian Rock Group B-2 Russian Rock Group

One of the coolest and most famous Russian rock group was grounded in 1988 in Bobruisk. Two simple musicians decided to start creating some rock. Those musicians were Alexander Uman, known as "Shura" and Egor Botnik – "Leva". In 1988-1989 the guys were looking for their unique style. In 1989 the band got her name "B-2". The first musical performance was made on the rock festival in Mogilevsk.

In 1991 two friends decided to move to th...

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Michael Glinka: The founder of Russian classic music Michael Glinka: The founder of Russian classic music

Russian Empire was a country with very strict laws. All musicians of that time had a life full of different troubles. Everyone, who was born as a bondman had to serve his master, but if someone got lucky and was born, as a free man, he met a very big threat from European musicians. People had no way to make music their main employment. As you can see there were a very big amount of factors, which deteriorated an evolution of classic...

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов)

Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904), was a Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. His best plays and short stories have very simple plots, but this simplicity reveals deep emotions and hidden thoughts of the characters creating an unforgettable impression on the readers. Chekhov is regarded as the outstanding representative of the late 19th-century ...

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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой)

Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910) is widely seen as one of the greatest European novelists of all time. His "War and Peace" has been called the greatest novel ever written.

Leo Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana, his family estate in the region of Tula in Central European Ru...

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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Лермонтов)

Mikhail Lermontov Mikhail Lermontov

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (October 15, 1814 - July 27, 1841) left a unique legacy in Russian literature and his poetic reputation is second in his native country only to Pushkin's. He was born in Moscow. His father was an impoverished army officer, while his mother was a wealthy young heiress from a prominent aristocra...

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Федор Михайлович Достоевский)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (October 30, 1821 - January 28, 1881) was the second of seven children born in the family of a doctor at Moscow's Mariinskaya Hospital (now a medical research institution). His father was a very strict and authoritative man who was often cruel to the children and other people. Fyodor's mother taught him how to read and writ...

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Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин)

Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (June 6, 1799 - February 10, 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright and novelist who is considered now the founder of modern Russian literature. He was born in a wealthy aristocratic family in Moscow and received the best possible education. Pushkin's first poem was published when he was only 15 years old, so by the time he finished school as part of ...

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