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
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
Revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism. Possibly the founder of anarchist theory in general. Born Russia. Well-travelled: Germany, France, Japan, London, Sweden, Sw...
Person, Politics & Administration, Russia, Switzerland
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
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
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Born: 25/5/1939, 80 years ago
Person, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Cinema
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