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
First registered as a UK charity in 1990. Founder and Chair R. J. Wren. Activities given: "Creates memorials on behalf of Arctic (WWII) campaign veterans which includes "living memorials"."
Group, War Memorial WW2, History, Russia
The Arctic convoys of WW2 were ocean-going convoys which sailed from the UK, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union – primarily Archangel and Murmansk in Russia. There wer...
Event, Armed Forces, Russia
Thousands of men and women died in the Arctic Convoys,1941-5. WW2DB gives these stats: "In total, 104 Allied merchant ships were sunk with the arctic convoys, along with 18 warships; 829 merchant ...
Group, War Memorial WW2, 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
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Died: 27/9/1854, 168 years ago
Person, Architecture, Art, Exploring, South America
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