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Boris Anrep

Boris Anrep

Born Russia. Came to England in 1899 to learn English. Spent time in St Petersburg, Edinburgh and Paris. A 1904 visit to see the mosaics in Ravenna inspired his life's work. Became closely associat...

Person, Art, Craft / Design, Russia

3 memorials

Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Ballerina. Danced for Diaghilev, and opened a ballet school in 1916 in London. The title of ‘Princess’ may be spurious. In the picture the Princess is on the right. Alicia Markova is the dancer on ...

Person, Dance, Russia

1 memorial

David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion

Politician. Born David Grüen in Ptońsk, Russian Empire (modern day Poland). In Palestine in 1919 he founded a socialist party and led the Mapai (Labour) party from 1930. He participated in the St J...

Person, Politics & Administration, Israel/Palestine, Russia

1 memorial

George Bentham

George Bentham

Botanist. Born in Stoke, near Plymouth. His family moved to St Petersburg in 1805, where he becam proficient in several languages. In France he studied at the universities of Tours and Montpelier. ...

Person, Science, France, Russia

1 memorial

Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

Dance company. A school for a Moscow orphanage was created in 1773, and its pupils were employed by Prince Pyotr Urusov and the English theatrical entrepreneur Michael Maddox, to form part of a new...

Group, Theatre, Dance, Russia

1 memorial

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